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  1. Corrosion performance of Zn-Al-Mg coatings in open and confined zones in conditions simulating automotive applications

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    Prosek, T.; Larche, N.; Thierry, D. [Institut de la Corrosion/French Corrosion Institute, Brest (France); Vlot, M. [Corus Ijmuiden, Ijmuiden (Netherlands); Goodwin, F. [IZA, Durham, NC (United States)

    2010-05-15

    Panels coated by hot dipping with zinc (HDG), Zn-5Al (Galfan) and Zn-1.5Al-1.5Mg coatings at different thicknesses were phosphated and painted on an industrial line. Crevice panels with non-painted bare parts modelling conditions in hem flanges, reference panels with open surfaces and formed non-painted panels were exposed to a cyclic accelerated automotive test. Zn-Al-Mg coatings with the thickness of 10 {mu}m provided similar or even better protection than HDG and Galfan at 20 {mu}m in both confined and open configurations. In comparison to 10-{mu}m HDG, the Zn-Al-Mg coating delayed red rust appearance in crevices by a factor of 2 and the maximal depth of corrosion in the steel substrate was by 42% lower. Confined areas were more corroded than open surfaces. For HDG, the time to red rust appearance dropped by 50-75%, corrosion attack in steel was from 3.5 to 7 times deeper and mass gain was about 2.3 times higher in crevices than on open surfaces. Corrosion of Zn-Al-Mg may be more affected by local environmental conditions created by the crevice configuration than for HDG. Red rust appearance on formed panels of 20-{mu}m Galfan, 7-, 10- and 14-{mu}m Zn-Al-Mg was delayed to 10-{mu}m HDG by a factor of 2.8, 3.5, 3.8 and >4.5, respectively. No adverse effect of forming was noticed. The results indicate that 2- to 3-fold reduction of the coating thickness for Zn-Al-Mg alloy coatings in comparison to traditional HDG may be possible without compromising the corrosion performance. (Abstract Copyright [2010], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  2. Electroplating Zn-Al Alloy Technology

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    2002-01-01

    The method of controlling separating anode and separating power source was used to perform orthogonal optimization for the parameters in electroplating Zn-Al alloy.The electroplating Zn-Al alloy technology was decided, in which the content of Al is about 12%-15%.

  3. XPS study of the surface chemistry of conventional hot-dip galvanised pure Zn, galvanneal and Zn-Al alloy coatings on steel

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    This study uses X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) to analyse the outer surfaces of galvanised, galfan and galvanneal metallic coatings obtained by hot dipping. Considerable aluminium segregation towards the surface, principally as Al2O3, has been seen in all the studied coatings. The aluminium content on the surface was surprisingly similar to or even greater than the zinc content, which is the major element in the chemical composition of these coatings. The formation of Al2O3 seems to prevent the oxidation of the zinc in the metallic coating

  4. United modification of Al-24Si alloy by Al-P and Al-Ti-C master alloys

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    韩延峰; 刘相法; 王海梅; 王振卿; 边秀房; 张均艳

    2003-01-01

    The modification effect of a new type of Al-P master alloy on Al-24Si alloys was investigated. It is foundthat excellent modification effect can be obtained by the addition of this new type of A1-P master alloy into Al-24Simelt and the average primary Si grain size is decreased below 47 μm from original 225 μm. It is also found that theTiC particles in the melt coming from Al8Ti2C can improve the modification effect of the Al-P master alloy. Whenthe content of TiC particles in the Al-24Si melt is 0.03 %, the improvement reaches the maximum and keeps steadywith increasing content of TiC particles. Modification effect occurs at 50 min after the addition of the Al-P master al-loy and TiC particles, and keeps stable with prolonging holding time.

  5. Grain refinement of hypoeutectic Al-Si alloy prepared with ELTA by Al-4B master alloy

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    WANG Ming-xing; MENG Xiang-yong; LIU Zhi-yong; LIU Zhong-xia; WENG Yong-gang; SONG Tian-fu; YANG Sheng

    2006-01-01

    Electrolytic low-titanium aluminum (ELTA) was produced by adding TiO2 powder to an industrial aluminum electrolyzer.The grain refining effect of Al-4B master alloy in the hypoeutectic Al-Si alloy prepared by using ELTA was investigated, and compared with those of Al-5Ti, Al-5Ti-1B and Al-4B master alloys in the similar alloy prepared by using pure Al. The results indicate that when Al-4B is added to the melt of the alloy prepared by using ELTA in terms of the Ti/B mass ratio of 5:1, the grain refining effect is better than those of Al-5Ti, Al-5Ti-1B and Al-4B master alloys. Thus, using Al-4B to refine the grain of Al-Si alloys prepared by using ELTA will possibly become a feasible way of obtaining Al-Si alloy with homogeneous and fine microstructure.

  6. Magnetism in bcc Fe-Al alloy

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    Elzain, M.E. [Sultan Qaboos Univ., Al-Khod (Oman). Dept. of Phys.; Yousif, A.A. [Sultan Qaboos Univ., Al-Khod (Oman). Dept. of Phys.

    1994-11-01

    The magnetic moment {mu}, hyperfine field B{sub hf} and isomer shift IS at the Fe site in bcc Fe-Al alloys were calculated from first principle. Contrary to the belief that Al atoms reside in the iron lattice as magnetic holes, it was found that the local magnetic moment of Fe is decreased when Al is at a nearest neighbour site (NN), while it increases if Al is at a next-nearest neighbour site (NNN). Consequently, the average {mu} per Fe atom was found to be, initially, independent of Al content. Assuming a linear dependence of {mu}{sub Fe} on the number of Al atoms at NN and NNN sites, we calculated the average {mu}, which was found to agree with experimental results of cold worked alloys for disordered Fe-Al alloy. On the other hand, antiferromagnetic coupling appears in the CsCl ordered structures. The average B{sub hf} was also calculated and compared to experimental data and the trends in the IS are considered. (orig.)

  7. Solidification of Al alloys under electromagnetic field

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    崔建忠

    2003-01-01

    New theories and technology in the electromagnetic field were put forward about DC casting of Al alloys, including the fundamental research works, I.e, effects of the electromagnetic field on solidus and liquidus, macrosegregation of the main alloying elements, microstructures, content of alloying elements in grains and grain size after solidification under electromagnetic field, and also including a new process-DC casting under low frequency electromagnetic field(LFEMC), which can refine microstructure, eliminate macrosegregation, increase the content of alloying elements within grains, decrease the residual stress, avoid cracks and improve surface quality, and another new process-DC casting under low frequency electromagnetic vibration(LFEVC), which is a high effective method for grain refining.

  8. Structure of molten Al-Si alloys

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    The temperature variation of the structure and microstructure of molten eutectic Al1-xSix alloys (x = 0.122 and 0.20) have been studied by neutron diffraction and small-angle neutron scattering (SANS), as well as measurements performed on pure liquid Al. All measurements have been performed at five temperatures in a heating-cooling loop. The SANS results unambiguously show that for the eutectic alloy (x = 0.122) the microstructure changes with increasing temperature in a partly reversible way while for the hypereutectic (x = 0.20) alloy the change is almost completely irreversible. This change in microstructure also manifests itself in the shape of the static structure factor S(Q)

  9. Structure of molten Al-Si alloys

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    Dahlborg, U. [CNRS, Ecole des Mines, Nancy, France; Besser, M. [Ames Laboratory; Calvo-Dahlborg, M. [CNRS, Ecole des Mines, Nancy, France; Cuello, G. [Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL); Dewhurst, C. D. [Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL); Kramer, Matthew J. [Ames Laboratory; Morris, James R [ORNL; Sordelet, Daniel [Ames Laboratory

    2007-01-01

    The temperature variation of the structure and microstructure of molten eutectic Al{sub 1-x}Si{sub x} alloys (x = 0.122 and 0.20) have been studied by neutron diffraction and small-angle neutron scattering (SANS), as well as measurements performed on pure liquid Al. All measurements have been performed at five temperatures in a heating-cooling loop. The SANS results unambiguously show that for the eutectic alloy (x = 0.122) the microstructure changes with increasing temperature in a partly reversible way while for the hypereutectic (x = 0.20) alloy the change is almost completely irreversible. This change in microstructure also manifests itself in the shape of the static structure factor S(Q).

  10. Thermal Properties of Al-50%Si Alloys

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    Akio Nishimoto; Katsuya Akamatsu; Kazuyoshi Nakao; Kazuo Ichii

    2004-01-01

    In order to prepare a hypereutectic Al-Si alloy with low coefficients of thermal expansion (CTE), Al-50was produced by powder metallurgy (P/M) and ingot metallurgy (I/M). P/M specimen was prepared by mechanical alloying(MA) and pulsed electric-current sintering (PECS). The microstructures of specimens were characterized by optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) equipped with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). Vickers microhardness and CTE measurements were performed. The grains in the P/M specimen were refined with increasing MA time. Primary Si and eutectic Si in the I/M specimen were remarkably refined by adding minute amounts of Sr. The CTE of P/M and I/M specimens were estimated as 7.8×10-6 and 10.7×10-6, respectively. These values were as same as a CTE of Al2O3 ceramics.

  11. Structure analysis of Al cast alloy

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The developed design methodologies both the material and technological ones will make it possible to improve shortly the quality of materials from the light alloys in the technological process, and the automatic process flow correction will make the production cost reduction possible, and - first of all - to reduce the amount of the waste products.Design/methodology/approach: Castings were analysed in the paper of car engine blocks and heads from the Al-Si-Cu alloys of the AC-AlSi7Cu3Mg type fabricated with the “Cosworth” technological process. In this work the AC-AlSi7Cu3Mg alloy structure was investigated, of this alloy samples were cut of for structure analysis of the cylinder part as well of crankshaft of a fuel engine. The investigation show a difference in the (phase structure morphology as a result of cast cooling rate.Findings: On the quality of casting has influence the walls thickness of car engine elements’.Practical implications: In the metal casting industry, an improvement of component quality depends mainly on better control over the production parameters.Originality/value: The value of the applied methodology was to correct identify the casting effects that occurred during the casting process.

  12. Corrosion Studies of 2195 Al-Li Alloy and 2219 Al Alloy with Differing Surface Treatments

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    Danford, M. D.; Mendrek, M. J.

    1998-01-01

    Corrosion studies of 2195 Al-Li and 2219 Al alloys have been conducted using the scanning reference electrode technique (SRET) and the polarization resistance (PR) technique. The SRET was used to study corrosion mechanisms, while corrosion rate measurements were studied with the PR technique. Plates of Al203 blasted, soda blasted and conversion coated 2219 Al were coated with Deft primer and the corrosion rates studied with the EIS technique. Results from all of these studies are presented.

  13. Antiferromagnetic behaviour of Tb2Al alloy

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    Rojas, D. P.; André, G.; Rodríguez Fernández, J.; Sánchez Marcos, J.; Fernández Barquín, L.; Echevarria, C.

    2011-10-01

    The structural, thermal and magnetic properties ol the Tb2Al alloy have been investigated by AC/DC magnetic susceptibility, specific heat, X-ray and neutron diffraction measurements. DC and AC-magnetic susceptibility results are consistent with an AFM order at TN = 52 K. The specific heat data show a lambda anomaly associated to the magnetic transition with a peak at 52 K (cord = 99 J/molTbK). The analysis of thermodiffractograms of neutron diffraction patterns indicates that, below the ordering temperature, the magnetic reflections can be indexed with a commensurate lattice related to the crystallographic cell (Pmna) by a propagation vector k = (1/2, 1/2, 1/2). The results are compared with those reported for other magnetic rare earth alloys of R2Al-type (with R = Nd, Gd and Dy).

  14. Antiferromagnetic behaviour of Tb2Al alloy

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    The structural, thermal and magnetic properties ol the Tb2Al alloy have been investigated by AC/DC magnetic susceptibility, specific heat, X-ray and neutron diffraction measurements. DC and AC-magnetic susceptibility results are consistent with an AFM order at TN = 52 K. The specific heat data show a lambda anomaly associated to the magnetic transition with a peak at 52 K (cord = 99 J/molTbK). The analysis of thermodiffractograms of neutron diffraction patterns indicates that, below the ordering temperature, the magnetic reflections can be indexed with a commensurate lattice related to the crystallographic cell (Pmna) by a propagation vector k = (1/2, 1/2, 1/2). The results are compared with those reported for other magnetic rare earth alloys of R2Al-type (with R = Nd, Gd and Dy).

  15. Corrosion Behaviour of Al Alloys in Sea Water

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    The electrochemical behaviour of aluminum (Al) alloys in seawater medium was investigated using potentiodynamic technique, complemented by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and EDAX. SEM was used to characterize the corroded surface and to observe the extent of corrosion attack on the Al alloys after tested in seawater. EDAX analysis was used to identify elements present on the specimen surface. The results indicate that influences of alloying elements present in the Al alloys play important role in the corrosion of Al alloys in seawater. The behaviour of Al alloys with addition of Zn, Sn, Cu and Si was greatly enhanced in terms of its potential and corrosion behaviour. Potential of Al with alloying elements reached value more negative than -0.9 VSCE and showed active corrosion behaviour.

  16. Potentiodynamic study of Zn + 0.5% Al alloy alloyed by thallium

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    Present article is devoted to potentiodynamic study of Zn + 0.5% Al alloy alloyed by thallium. The studies results of potentiodynamic study of Zn + 0.5% Al alloy alloyed by thallium in the medium of NaCl electrolyte were considered. The influence of thallium additives on corrosion-electrochemical properties of Zn + 0.5% Al alloy in the medium of NaCl electrolyte of different concentration was studied. Based on carried out researches it was defined that thallium additives have a positive influence of corrosion-electrochemical behaviour of Zn + 0.5% Al alloy.

  17. Additional force field in cooling process of cellular Al alloy

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    ZHENG; Mingjun(郑明军); HE; Deping(何德坪); DAI; Ge(戴戈)

    2002-01-01

    The foaming process of Al alloy is similar to that of Al, but there is a solid-liquid state zone in the solidification process of cellular Al alloy which does not exist in the case of Al. In the unidirectional solidification of cellular Al alloy, the proportion of the solid phase gradually reduces from the solid front to the liquid front. This will introduce a force and result in a serious quick shrinkage. By the mathematic and physical mode, the solidification of the cellular Al alloy is studied. The data measured by experiment are close to the result calculated by the mode. This kind of shrinkage can be solved by suitable cooling method in appropriate growth stage. The compressive strength of the cellular Al alloy made by this way is 40% higher than that of cellular Al.

  18. Friction Stir Welding of Al 5052 with Al 6061 Alloys

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    Kumbhar, N. T.; Bhanumurthy, K.

    2012-01-01

    Friction stir welding (FSW), a solid-state joining technique, is being extensively used in similar as well as dissimilar joining of Al, Mg, Cu, Ti, and their alloys. In the present study, friction stir welding of two aluminium alloys—AA6061 and AA5052—was carried out at various combinations of tool rotation speeds and tool traverse speeds. The transverse cross-section of the weld was used for optical as well as electron microscopy observations. The microstructural studies were used to get an ...

  19. 5083 type Al-Mg and 6082 type Al-Mg-Si alloys for ship building

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    Burcu Ertuğ

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Marine transport is increasing its use of aluminium by capitalizing on its two leading qualities: lightness and corrosion resistance. The most popular aluminium alloys for use in corrosive environmentssuch as seawater are the 5xxx and 6xxx series alloys, which demonstrate adequate strength and excellent corrosion resistance. The traditional and the most often used Al-alloys in shipbuilding are 5083 type Al-Mg alloy for plates, and 6082 type Al-Mg-Si alloy for extrusions. These alloys were found to be reliable in marine service as well as during manufacturing.

  20. The effect of Si in Al-alloy on electromigration performance in Al filled vias

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    Kageyama, Makiko; Hashimoto, Keiichi; Onoda, Hiroshi

    1998-01-01

    Electromigration performance of vias filled with Al-Si-Cu alloys on Ti glue layers was investigated in comparison with W-stud vias. In Al-Si-Cu filled vias, voids were formed at only a few locations in the test structure, while voids were formed at every via in W-stud via chains. It is supposed that Al moves through the Al-Si-Cu via during electromigration in spite of the existence of a glue layer at the via bottom. This phenomenon was observed only in the vias filled with Al-Si-Cu alloy. Al movement was prohibited in Al-Cu filled vias. In Al-Si-Cu filled vias, an Al-Ti-Si alloy was formed at the via bottom while Al3Ti was formed at Al-Cu filled vias. Al is speculated to move through this Al-Ti-Si alloy during electromigration.

  1. Effects of Al-Mn-Ti-P-Cu master alloy on microstructure and properties of Al-25Si alloy

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    Xu Chunxiang; Zhao Gaozhan; Zhang Jinshan

    2013-01-01

    To obtain a higher microstructural refining efficiency, and improve the properties and processing ability of hypereutectic Al-25Si alloy, a new environmentally friendly Al-20.6Mn-12Ti-0.9P-6.1Cu (by wt.%) master alloy was fabricated; and its modification and strengthening mechanisms on the Al-25Si alloy were studied. The mechanical properties of the unmodified, modified and heat treated alloys were investigated. Results show that the optimal addition amount of the Al-20.6Mn-12Ti-0.9P-6.1Cu ma...

  2. MARTENSITIC TRANSFORMATION AND THERMAL STABILITY IN Cu-Al-Co AND Cu-Al-Zr ALLOYS

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    Y. Q. Ma; C.B. Jiang; H.B. Xu

    2003-01-01

    Cu-Al-Co and Cu-Al-Zr alloys were explored with Co or Zr additions in Cu-Al alloys for high temperature shape memory alloys. Samples were quenched after homogenized at 850℃ for 48h. It was found that both Cu-Al-Co and Cu-Al-Zr show AlCu3 martensitic phase at room temperature and exhibit martensitic transformation temperatures higher than 200℃, showing the potentials for developing as high temperature shape memory alloys. Thermal cycles were performed by DSC instrument on both Cu-Al-Co and Cu-Al-Zr alloys. The results show that Cu-Al-Co loses its martensitic transformation after five thermal cycles, and Cu-Al-Zr exhibits no martensitic transformation in the second thermal cycle.

  3. Recycling of Glass Fibre Reinforced Aluminium Laminates and Silicon Removal from Aerospace Al Alloy

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    Zhu, G.

    2012-01-01

    Aerospace aluminium alloys (7xxx and 2xxx series Al alloy) is one of the important Al alloys in our life. The recycling of aerospace Al alloy plays a significant role in sustainable development of Al industry. The fibre reinforced metal laminates GLARE including 67 wt.% 2024 Al alloy was used as upp

  4. Annex 5 - Fabrication of U-Al alloy

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    Alloy U-Al with low content of aluminium is often used for fabrication of fuel elements because it is stable under moderate neutron flux density. Additionally this type of alloys show much better characteristics than pure uranium under reactor operating conditions (temperature, mechanical load, corrosion effect of water). This report contains the analysis of the phase diagram of U-Al alloy with low content of aluminium, applied procedure for alloying and casting with detailed description of equipment. Characteristics of the obtained alloy are described and conclusions about the experiment and procedure are presented

  5. Processing TiAl-Based Alloy by Elemental Powder Metallurgy

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    2000-01-01

    TiAl-based alloys with various compositions (including Ti-48Al, Ti-47Al-2Cr-2Nb, Ti-47Al-2Cr-2Nb-0.2B and Ti-47Al-3Cr, in mole fraction) had been prepared by elemental powder metallurgy (EPM). The results have shown that the density of the prepared Ti-48Al alloy increases with increasing hot pressing temperature up to 1300℃. The Ti-48Al alloy microstructure mainly consisted of island-like Ti3Al phase and TiAl matrix at hot pressing temperature below 1300℃, however, coarse α2/γlamellar colonies and γ grains appeared at 1400℃. It has also indicated that the additions of elemental Cr and B can refine the alloy microstructure. The main microstructural inhomogeneity in EPM TiAl-based alloys was the island-like α2 phase or the aggregate of α2/γ lamellar colony, and such island-like structure will be inherited during subsequent heat treatment in (α+γ) field. Only after heat treatment in α field would this structure be eliminated. The mechanical properties of EPM TiAl-based alloys with various compositions were tested, and the effect of alloy elements on the mechanical properties was closely related to that of alloy elements on the alloy microstructures. Based on the above results, TiAl-based alloy exhaust valves were fabricated by elemental powder metallurgy and diffusion joining. The automobile engine test had demonstrated that the performance of the manufactured valves was very promising for engine service.

  6. Foaming behaviour of Al-Si-Cu-Mg alloys

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    Kim, A. [Kongju National University (Korea). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; Cho, S.S. [Chungnam National University, Daejeon (Korea). School of Materials Engineering; Lee, H.J. [Hanbat National University, Daejeon (Korea). Dept. of Building Service Engineering

    2004-12-15

    The powder metallurgical route was utilised to obtain the Al-5Si-4Cu-4Mg (alloy 544) and Al-3Si-2Cu-2Mg (alloy 322) foams. Various steps such as centrifugal atomisation, mixing alloy powder and foaming agent (1 wt-%TiH{sub 2}), cold compaction of mixture, hot extrusion and foaming in a preheated furnace were performed. Foaming behaviour of the alloys was investigated by digital microscopy, image analysis, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) mapping in this study. It was found that alloy 544 takes a shorter period of time to initiate pore nucleation than alloy 322. Alloy 544 had a higher pore growth rate than alloy 322 at the same pre-set furnace temperature. In both alloys, crack-like pore nucleation occurred between aluminium alloy powders elongated in a direction parallel to the extrusion direction. Both alloys showed the same foaming sequence of crack-like pore nucleation, spherical pore growth, coalescence of neighbouring pores and collapse of pores adjacent to the free surface of specimen. The time required to start pore nucleation decreased with the increase of foaming temperature. The cell walls of both alloys consisted of {alpha}-Al phase and eutectic phase. (author)

  7. The physical metallurgy of mechanically-alloyed, dispersion-strengthened Al-Li-Mg and Al-Li-Cu alloys

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    Gilman, P. S.

    1984-01-01

    Powder processing of Al-Li-Mg and Al-Li-Cu alloys by mechanical alloying (MA) is described, with a discussion of physical and mechanical properties of early experimental alloys of these compositions. The experimental samples were mechanically alloyed in a Szegvari attritor, extruded at 343 and 427 C, and some were solution-treated at 520 and 566 C and naturally, as well as artificially, aged at 170, 190, and 210 C for times of up to 1000 hours. All alloys exhibited maximum hardness after being aged at 170 C; lower hardness corresponds to the solution treatment at 566 C than to that at 520 C. A comparison with ingot metallurgy alloys of the same composition shows the MA material to be stronger and more ductile. It is also noted that properly aged MA alloys can develop a better combination of yield strength and notched toughness at lower alloying levels.

  8. Grain refinement of an AZ63B magnesium alloy by an Al-1C master alloy

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    Yichuan Pan; Xiangfa Liu; Hua Yang [The Key Lab. of Liquid Structure and Heredity of Materials, Shandong Univ., Jinan (China)

    2005-12-01

    In order to develop a refiner of Mg-Al alloys, an Al-1C (in wt.%) master alloy was synthesized using a casting method. The microstructure and grain-refining performance of the Al-1C master alloy were investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) and a grain-refining test. The microstructure of the Al-1C master alloy is composed of {alpha}-Al solid solution, Al{sub 4}C{sub 3} particles, and graphite phases. After grain refinement of AZ63B alloy by the Al-1C master alloy, the mean grain size reached a limit when 2 wt.% Al-C master alloy was added at 800 C and held for 20 min in the melt before casting. The minimum mean grain size is approximately 48 {mu}m at the one-half radius of the ingot and is about 17% of that of the unrefined alloy. The Al-1C master alloy results in better grain refinement than C{sub 2}Cl{sub 6} and MgCO{sub 3} carbon-containing refiners. (orig.)

  9. TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE OF VISCOSITY OF Al-Si ALLOY MELTS

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    H.R. Geng; R. Wang; Z.X. Yang; J.H. Chen; C.J. Sun; Y. Wang

    2005-01-01

    The relationship between the viscosity and temperature of Al-Si alloy melts was investigated.The viscosity of three different types of Al-Si alloy melts was measured. It was showed that the relationship between the viscosity and temperature of hypoeutectic Al-5% Si and eutectic Al12.5%Si alloy melts is approximately exponential except for some special zones, but that of the hypereutectic melt is different. The paper discussed the correlation of the viscosity and atomic density, which is thought that the viscosity corresponds to the atomic density to some extent.

  10. Evolution of microstructure in centrifugal cast Al-Cu alloy

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    Sui Yanwei

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available In this research, the effects of centrifugal radius and mould rotation speed on microstructure in centrifugal-cast Al-Cu alloy have been investigated. The results show that, with increase of the centrifugal radius or mould rotation speed, the grain size of centrifugal-cast Al-Cu alloy decreases gradually, while the content of white phases containing the Al2Cu precipitated from α-phase, divorced eutectic and regular eutectic microstructure increases, leading to higher Cu macrosegregation. The variation level of microstructure in centrifugal-cast Al-Cu alloy at 600 rpm of mould rotation speed is greater than that at 300 rpm.

  11. A united refinement technology for commercial pure Al by Al-10Ti and Al-Ti-C master alloys

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    Because flake-like TiAl3 particles in Al-Ti-C master alloys prepared in a melt reaction method dissolve slowly when they are added into Al melt at 720 deg. C, Ti atoms cannot be released rapidly to play the assistant role of grain refinement, leading to a poor refinement efficiency of Al-Ti-C master alloys. A united refinement technology by Al-10Ti and Al-Ti-C master alloys was put forward in this paper. The rational combination of fine blocky TiAl3 particles in Al-10Ti and TiC particles in Al-Ti-C can improve the nucleation rate of α-Al. It not only improves the grain refinement efficiency of Al-Ti-C master alloys, but also reduces the consumption

  12. Excessively High Vapor Pressure of Al-based Amorphous Alloys

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    Jae Im Jeong

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Aluminum-based amorphous alloys exhibited an abnormally high vapor pressure at their approximate glass transition temperatures. The vapor pressure was confirmed by the formation of Al nanocrystallites from condensation, which was attributed to weight loss of the amorphous alloys. The amount of weight loss varied with the amorphous alloy compositions and was inversely proportional to their glass-forming ability. The vapor pressure of the amorphous alloys around 573 K was close to the vapor pressure of crystalline Al near its melting temperature, 873 K. Our results strongly suggest the possibility of fabricating nanocrystallites or thin films by evaporation at low temperatures.

  13. Microstructure and properties of Mg-Al binary alloys

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    ZHENG Wei-chao; LI Shuang-shou; TANG Bin; ZENG Da-ben

    2006-01-01

    The effects of different amounts of added Al, ranging from 1% to 9%, on the microstructure and properties of Mg-Al binary alloys were investigated. The results showed that when the amount of added Al is less than 5%, the grain size of the Mg-Al binary alloys decreases dramatically from 3 097 μm to 151 μm with increasing addition of Al. Further addition of Al up to 9% makes the grain size decrease slowly to 111 μm. The α-Mg dendrite arms are also refined. Increasing the amount of added Al decreases the hot cracking susceptibility of the Mg-Al binary alloys remarkably, and enhances the micro-hardness of the α-Mg matrix.

  14. Microstructure and properties of Mg-Al binary alloys

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    ZHENG Wei-chao

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available The effects of different amounts of added Al, ranging from 1 % to 9 %, on the microstructure and properties of Mg-Al binary alloys were investigated. The results showed that when the amount of added Al is less than 5%, the grain size of the Mg-Al binary alloys decreases dramatically from 3 097 μm to 151 μm with increasing addition of Al. Further addition of Al up to 9% makes the grain size decrease slowly to 111 μm. The α-Mg dendrite arms are also refined. Increasing the amount of added Al decreases the hot cracking susceptibility of the Mg-Al binary alloys remarkably, and enhances the micro-hardness of the α-Mg matrix.

  15. Development of ODS-Fe{sub 3}Al alloys

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    Wright, I.G.; Pint, B.A.; Tortorelli, P.F.; McKamey, C.G. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1997-12-01

    The overall goal of this program is to develop an oxide dispersion-strengthened (ODS) version of Fe{sub 3}Al that has sufficient creep strength and resistance to oxidation at temperatures in the range 1000 to 1200 C to be suitable for application as heat exchanger tubing in advanced power generation cycles. The main areas being addressed are: (a) alloy processing to achieve the desired alloy grain size and shape, and (b) optimization of the oxidation behavior to provide increased service life compared to semi-commercial ODS-FeCrAl alloys intended for the same applications. The recent studies have focused on mechanically-alloyed powder from a commercial alloy vendor. These starting alloy powders were very clean in terms of oxygen content compared to ORNL-produced powders, but contained similar levels of carbon picked up during the milling process. The specific environment used in milling the powder appears to exert a considerable influence on the post-consolidation recrystallization behavior of the alloy. A milling environment which produced powder particles having a high surface carbon content resulted in a consolidated alloy which readily recrystallized, whereas powder with a low surface carbon level after milling resulted in no recrystallization even at 1380 C. A feature of these alloys was the appearance of voids or porosity after the recrystallization anneal, as had been found with ORNL-produced alloys. Adjustment of the recrystallization parameters did not reveal any range of conditions where recrystallization could be accomplished without the formation of voids. Initial creep tests of specimens of the recrystallized alloys indicated a significant increase in creep strength compared to cast or wrought Fe{sub 3}Al, but the specimens failed prematurely by a mechanism that involved brittle fracture of one of the two grains in the test cross section, followed by ductile fracture of the remaining grain. The reasons for this behavior are not yet understood. The

  16. Interaction between γ-TiAl alloy and zirconia

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    Liu Aihui

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: A study on the interaction between TiAl alloy and zirconia was carried out in argon atmosphere. The micrographic observations of the cross-section perpendicular to the interface were obtained using a scanning electron microscope with a dedicated energy dispersive spectrometer (SEM/EDS. The results showed that firstly TiAl alloy spreads on the ceramic surface, and then infiltrates into the pores between ceramic particles accompanied by a chemical reaction. The whole ceramic mold is broken into tiny blocks. A multiple fission reaction mechanism was developed to explain the interaction between TiAl alloy and zirconia.

  17. Refining Effect of Boron on Hypoeutectic Al-Si Alloys

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    2000-01-01

    @@Several concepts of the grain refinement mechanism of B on hypoeutectic Al-Si alloys have been adopted: the refining effect of B on the α-Al and eutectic Si with the different additions of Al-B master alloys made at 850℃ was investigated; and the Al-B master alloys formed under different temperature conditions have been studied to explore the morphologies of AlB2 particles;slowly cooled sample with addition of Al-B was made to explore the refinement mechanism. AlB master alloy can refine not only α-Al, but eutectic Si. Theoretical analysis indicates that,although AlB2 does not take part directly in the nucleation process in pure Al in the presence of Si, it provides a substrate for precipitation of a small content of Si from which α-Al will grow without any undercooling. When the temperature decreases to eutectic line, AlB2 subsequently nucleates eutectic Si; AlB2 particles appear in two different morphologies, namely, hexagonal platelet and tetradehedron morphology which depend on the processing temperature conditions.

  18. Effect of silicon on oxidation of Ni-15Al alloy

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    WU Ying; NIU Yan; WU Wei-tao

    2005-01-01

    The oxidation of binary Ni-Al alloy containing 15% (mole fraction, the same below if not mentioned)Al (Ni-15Al), and of a ternary alloy with the same Al content but also containing 4% Si (Ni-4Si-15Al) has been studied at 1 000 ℃ under 1.0× 105Pa O2 to examine the effect of the addition of Si on the oxidation of Ni-15Al. Oxidation of Ni-15Al produces a duplex scale composed of an outer NiO layer and an inner layer riched in Al2O3. On the contrary, Ni-4Si-15Al forms an external alumina layer directly in contact with the alloy presenting only trace of NiO and the Ni-Al spinel. As a result, the kinetics of Ni-15Al shows a fast initial stage followed by two subsequent parabolic stages with decreasing rate constants, while Ni-4Si-15Al presents essentially a single nearly-parabolic behavior with a rate constant similar to that of the final stage of Ni-15Al. Therefore, the addition of 4% Si significantly reduces the oxidation rate during the initial stage by preventing the formation of Ni-riched scales and promoting an earlier development of an exclusive external alumina layer on the alloy surface.

  19. The influence of Al content on the Zener relaxation of Fe-Al alloys

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    The effect of Al content on the Zener relaxation peak of annealed Fe-Al alloys has been investigated using a computer-controlled automatic inverted torsion pendulum through the method of free decay and forced vibration. It has been shown that alloys with medium Al contents show strong relaxation while lower or higher Al contents lead to relatively weak Zener relaxation peaks. The Zener relaxation in Fe-Al alloys originates from the next-nearest-neighbour atom pairs and their interaction rather than the nearest-neighbour atom pairs. The latter may not produce Zener relaxation because of the ordered structure, which suppresses Zener relaxation

  20. Rotary impeller refinement of 7075Al alloy

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    WANG Liping; GUO Erjun; HUANG Yongchang; LU Bin

    2009-01-01

    The effects of four parameters, gas flow, rotational speed, refining time, and stewing time, on the rotary impeller refinement of 7075 Al were studied. The effects of C2Cl6refining, rotary impeller refuting, and composite refining of 7075 AI alloy were compared with each other. The results showed that the greatest impact parameter of rotary impeller refinement was rotational speed, followed by gas flow, refining time, and stewing time. The optimum purification parameters obtained by orthogonal analysis were as follows: rotor speed of 400 r/min, inert gas flow of 0.4 mL/h, refining time of 15 min, and stewing time of 6 min. The best degassing effect can be obtained by the composite refuting of C2Cl6 and rotary impeller. The degassing rate of C2Cl6 rotary impeller, and composite refining was 34.5%, 69.2%, and 78%, respectively. The mechanical properties of the specimen refined by rotary impeller were higher than those by C2C16 refining, but lower than those by composite refining.

  1. Weldability of commercial Al-Cu-Li alloys

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    Lippold, J.C. [Ohio State Univ., Columbus (United States); Lin, W. [Edison Welding Inst., Columbus, OH (United States)

    1996-12-31

    A new methodology for assessing weld solidification cracking using the Varestraint test was utilized to evaluate the susceptibility of Al-Cu-Li alloys 2090, 2094, and 2195. These alloys were found to be more susceptible to cracking than Li-free alloys 2014 and 2219. A new index, the solidification cracking temperature range, is used to quantify this susceptibility. The effect of solidification behavior and eutectic liquid film formation on crack behavior is described. (orig.)

  2. Effects of Al-Mn-Ti-P-Cu master alloy on microstructure and properties of Al-25Si alloy

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    Xu Chunxiang

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available To obtain a higher microstructural refining efficiency, and improve the properties and processing ability of hypereutectic Al-25Si alloy, a new environmentally friendly Al-20.6Mn-12Ti-0.9P-6.1Cu (by wt.% master alloy was fabricated; and its modification and strengthening mechanisms on the Al-25Si alloy were studied. The mechanical properties of the unmodified, modified and heat treated alloys were investigated. Results show that the optimal addition amount of the Al-20.6Mn-12Ti-0.9P-6.1Cu master alloy is 4wt.%. In this case, primary Si and eutectic Si as well as メ-Al phase were clearly refined, and this refining effect shows an excellent long residual action as it can be heat-retained for at least 5 h. After being T6 heat treated, the morphology of primary and eutectic Si in the Al-25Si alloys with the addition of 4wt.% Al-20.6Mn-12Ti-0.9P-6.1Cu alloy changes into particles and short rods. The average grain size of the primary and eutectic Si decreases from 250 レm (unmodified to 13.83 レm and 35 レm (unmodified to 7 レm; the メ-Al becomes obviously finer and the distribution of Si phases tends to be uniform and dispersed. Meanwhile, the tensile properties are improved obviously; the tensile strengths at room temperature and 300 ìC reach 241 MPa and 127 MPa, increased by 153.7% and 67.1%, respectively. In addition, the tensile fracture mechanism changes from brittle fracture for the alloy without modification to ductile fracture after modification. Modifying the morphology of Si phase and strengthening the matrix can effectively block the initiation and propagation of cracks, thus improving the strength of the hypereutectic Al-25Si alloy.

  3. Rapid solidification of undercooled Al-Cu-Si eutectic alloys

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    RUAN Ying; WEI BingBo

    2009-01-01

    Under the conventional solidification condition,a liquid aluminium alloy can be hardly undercooled because of oxidation.In this work,rapid solidification of an undercooled liquid Al,80.4Cu,13.6Si,6 ternary eutectic alloy was realized by the glass fluxing method combined with recycled superheating.The re-lationship between superheating and undercooling was investigated at a certain cooling rate of the alloy melt.The maximum undercooling is 147 K (0.18 TE).The undercooled ternary eutectic is composed of α(Al) solid solution,(Si) semiconductor and β(CuAl,2) intermetallic compound.In the (Al+Si+θ) ternary eutectic,(Si) faceted phase grows independently,while (Al) and θ non-faceted phases grow coopera-tively in the lamellar mode.When undercooling is small,only (Al) solid solution forms as the leading phase.Once undercooling exceeds 73 K,(Si) phase nucleates firstly and grows as the primary phase.The alloy microstructure consists of primary (Al) dendrite,(Al+9) pseudobinary eutectic and (Al+Si+θ) ternary eutectic at small undercooling,while at large undercooling primary (Si) block,(Al+θ) pseudo-binary eutectic and (Al+Si+θ) ternary eutectic coexist.As undercooling increases,the volume fraction of primary (Al) dendrite decreases and that of primary (Si) block increases.

  4. Laser ablation of Al-Ni alloys and multilayers

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    Roth, Johannes; Trebin, Hans-Rainer; Kiselev, Alexander; Rapp, Dennis-Michael

    2016-05-01

    Laser ablation of Al-Ni alloys and multilayers has been studied by molecular dynamics simulations. The method was combined with a two-temperature model to describe the interaction between the laser beam, the electrons, and the atoms. As a first step, electronic parameters for the alloys had to be found and the model developed originally for pure metals had to be generalized to multilayers. The modifications were verified by computing melting depths and ablation thresholds for pure Al and Ni. Here known data could be reproduced. The improved model was applied to the alloys Al_3Ni, AlNi and AlNi_3. While melting depths and ablation thresholds for AlNi behave unspectacular, sharp drops at high fluences are observed for Al_3Ni and AlNi_3. In both cases, the reason is a change in ablation mechanism from phase explosion to vaporization. Furthermore, a phase transition occurs in Al_3Ni. Finally, Al layers of various thicknesses on a Ni substrate have been simulated. Above threshold, 8 nm Al films are ablated as a whole while 24 nm Al films are only partially removed. Below threshold, alloying with a mixture gradient has been observed in the thin layer system.

  5. Alloy development and processing of FeAl: An overview

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    Maziasz, P.J.; Goodwin, G.M.; Alexander, D.J.; Viswanathan, S.

    1997-03-01

    In the last few years, considerable progress has been made in developing B2-phase FeAl alloys with improved weldability, room-temperature ductility, and high-temperature strength. Controlling the processing-induced microstructure is also important, particularly for minimizing trade-offs in various properties. FeAl alloys have outstanding resistance to high-temperature oxidation, sulfidation, and corrosion in various kinds of molten salts due to formation of protective Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} scales. Recent work shows that FeAl alloys are carburization-resistant as well. Alloys with 36 to 40 at. % Al have the best combination of corrosion resistance and mechanical properties. Minor alloying additions of Mo, Zr, and C, together with microalloying additions of B, produce the best combination of weldability and mechanical behavior. Cast FeAl alloys, with 200 to 400 {mu}m grain size and finely dispersed ZrC, have 2 to 5% tensile ductility in air at room-temperature, and a yield strength > 400 MPa up to about 700 to 750{degrees}C. Extruded ingot metallurgy (I/M) and powder metallurgy (P/M) materials with refined grain sizes ranging from 2 to 50 {mu}m, can have 10 to 15% ductility in air and be much stronger, and can even be quite tough, with Charpy impact energies ranging from 25 to 105 J at room-temperature. This paper highlights progress made in refining the alloy composition and exploring processing effects on FeAl for monolithic applications. It also includes recent progress on developing FeAl weld-overlay technology, and new results on welding of FeAl alloys. It summarizes some of the current industrial testing and interest for applications.

  6. Melting, Processing, and Properties of Disordered Fe-Al and Fe-Al-C Based Alloys

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    Satya Prasad, V. V.; Khaple, Shivkumar; Baligidad, R. G.

    2014-09-01

    This article presents a part of the research work conducted in our laboratory to develop lightweight steels based on Fe-Al alloys containing 7 wt.% and 9 wt.% aluminum for construction of advanced lightweight ground transportation systems, such as automotive vehicles and heavy-haul truck, and for civil engineering construction, such as bridges, tunnels, and buildings. The melting and casting of sound, porosity-free ingots of Fe-Al-based alloys was accomplished by a newly developed cost-effective technique. The technique consists of using a special flux cover and proprietary charging schedule during air induction melting. These alloys were also produced using a vacuum induction melting (VIM) process for comparison purposes. The effect of aluminum (7 wt.% and 9 wt.%) on melting, processing, and properties of disordered solid solution Fe-Al alloys has been studied in detail. Fe-7 wt.% Al alloy could be produced using air induction melting with a flux cover with the properties comparable to the alloy produced through the VIM route. This material could be further processed through hot and cold working to produce sheets and thin foils. The cold-rolled and annealed sheet exhibited excellent room-temperature ductility. The role of carbon in Fe-7 wt.% Al alloys has also been examined. The results indicate that Fe-Al and Fe-Al-C alloys containing about 7 wt.% Al are potential lightweight steels.

  7. High-temperature Cu-Al-Nb shape memory alloys

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    Recently a great interest is focused on shape memory alloys for high temperature applications. The studied Cu-Al-Nb alloys contain from 0.27 to 7.86 wt% Nb and exhibit the M, temperature of 300 C. These alloys are characterised by exceptional high plasticity and shape recovery. The reason for that are the particles of primary precipitates distributed in the martensitic matrix which consists of 18R and a few of 2H plates. The relative coarse precipitates of Nb(Cu,Al)2 and Nb(Cu, Al) phases are inherited by the martensite and do not interfere with the thermoelastic reversibility and shape memory. The microstructure of the Nb(Cu,Al)2 particles is characterised by high stacking faults which is the evidence that they play active role in the process of deforming of those alloys and are responsible for their high plasticity. (orig.)

  8. Fragility and structure of Al-Cu alloy melts

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    Lv Xiaoqian [Key Laboratory of Liquid Structure and Heredity of Material, Education Ministry of China, Shandong University, Jingshi Road 73, Jinan 250061 (China); Bian Xiufang [Key Laboratory of Liquid Structure and Heredity of Material, Education Ministry of China, Shandong University, Jingshi Road 73, Jinan 250061 (China)]. E-mail: xfbian@sdu.edu.cn; Mao Tan [Key Laboratory of Liquid Structure and Heredity of Material, Education Ministry of China, Shandong University, Jingshi Road 73, Jinan 250061 (China); Li Zhenkuan [Key Laboratory of Liquid Structure and Heredity of Material, Education Ministry of China, Shandong University, Jingshi Road 73, Jinan 250061 (China); Guo Jing [Key Laboratory of Liquid Structure and Heredity of Material, Education Ministry of China, Shandong University, Jingshi Road 73, Jinan 250061 (China); Zhao Yan [Key Laboratory of Liquid Structure and Heredity of Material, Education Ministry of China, Shandong University, Jingshi Road 73, Jinan 250061 (China)

    2007-04-15

    The dynamic viscosity measurements are performed for Al-Cu alloy melts with different compositions using an oscillating-cup viscometer. The results show that the viscosities of Al-Cu alloy melts increase with the copper content increasing, and also have a correlation with the correlation radius of clusters, which is measured by the high-temperature X-ray diffractometer. It has also been found that the fragilities of superheated melts (M) of hypereutectic Al-Cu alloys increase with the copper content increasing. There exists a relationship between the fragility and the structure in Al-Cu alloy melts. The value of the M reflects the variation of activation energy for viscous flow.

  9. Interaction between γ-TiAl alloy and zirconia

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    Liu Aihui; Li Bangsheng; Nan Hai

    2008-01-01

    Abstract: A study on the interaction between TiAl alloy and zirconia was carried out in argon atmosphere. The micrographic observations of the cross-section perpendicular to the interface were obtained using a scanning electron microscope with a dedicated energy dispersive spectrometer (SEM/EDS). The results showed that firstly TiAl alloy spreads on the ceramic surface, and then infiltrates into the pores between ceramic particles accompanied by a chemical reaction. The whole ceramic mold is ...

  10. Al-TiH2 Composite Foams Magnesium Alloy

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    Prasada Rao, A. K.; Oh, Y. S.; Ain, W. Q.; A, Azhari; Basri, S. N.; Kim, N. J.

    2016-02-01

    The work presented here in describes the synthesis of aluminum based titanium-hydride particulate composite by casting method and its foaming behavior of magnesium alloy. Results obtained indicate that the Al-10TiH2 composite can be synthesized successfully by casting method. Further, results also reveal that closed-cell magnesium alloy foam can be synthesized by using Al-10TiH2 composite as a foaming agent.

  11. NbAl Intelligent Material Through Mechanical Alloying

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    An intelligent material of Nb-Al composite, is expected to produce intermetallics phase instantaneously upon collision with hypervelocity space debris to stop the crack propagation. Intermetallics-free MA powder with Nb dispersion in Al matrix is targeted. Nb-Al powders are mechanically alloyed using agate media. Mechanical alloying (MA) with agate media produced fine intermetallics-free powder of Nb dispersion in Al matrix. Intermetallics-free critical MA powder curve for agate media were established. The optimum critical agate MA powder of 200 rpm 132 hours had intelligent properties.

  12. High temperature creep behaviour of Al-rich Ti-Al alloys

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    Sturm, D; Heilmaier, M; Saage, H [Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Institute for Materials and Joining Technology, PO Box 4120, D-39016 Magdeburg (Germany); Aguilar, J; Schmitz, G J; Drevermann, A [ACCESS e.V., Intzestrasse 5, D-52072 Aachen (Germany); Palm, M; Stein, F; Engberding, N [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Eisenforschung GmbH, Max-Planck-Str. 1, D-40237 Duesseldorf (Germany); Kelm, K; Irsen, S, E-mail: daniel.sturm@ovgu.d [Stiftung caesar, Electron Microscopy, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, D-53175 Bonn (Germany)

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    Compared to Ti-rich {gamma}-TiAl-based alloys Al-rich Ti-Al alloys offer an additional reduction of in density and a better oxidation resistance which are both due to the increased Al content. Polycrystalline material was manufactured by centrifugal casting. Microstructural characterization was carried out employing light-optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopy and XRD analyses. The high temperature creep of two binary alloys, namely Al{sub 60}Ti{sub 40} and Al{sub 62}Ti{sub 38} was comparatively assessed with compression tests at constant true stress in a temperature range between 1173 and 1323 K in air. The alloys were tested in the cast condition (containing various amounts of the metastable phases Al{sub 5}Ti{sub 3} and h-Al{sub 2}Ti) and after annealing at 1223 K for 200 h which produced (thermodynamically stable) lamellar {gamma}-TiAl + r-Al{sub 2}Ti microstructures. In general, already the as-cast alloys exhibit a reasonable creep resistance at 1173 K. Compared with Al{sub 60}Ti{sub 40}, both, the as-cast and the annealed Al{sub 62}Ti{sub 38} alloy exhibit better creep resistance up to 1323 K which can be rationalized by the reduced lamella spacing. The assessment of creep tests conducted at identical stress levels and varying temperatures yielded apparent activation energies for creep of Q = 430 kJ/mol for the annealed Al{sub 60}Ti{sub 40} alloy and of Q = 383 kJ/mol for the annealed Al{sub 62}Ti{sub 38} material. The latter coincides well with that of Al diffusion in {gamma}-TiAl, whereas the former can be rationalized by the instability of the microstructure containing metastable phases.

  13. Long - range foundry Al composite alloys

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    A. D. Mekhtiev

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The technology of obtaining nanostructural composite aluminum alloys consists in the plasma injection of refractory nanometric particles with simultaneous two-plane magnetic dynamic mixing of the melt. Particularly important in obtaining composite aluminum matrix alloys is the provision of the introduced particles wettability with the matrix melt for forming stable adhesive bonds. Nanostructured powder components can be considered not only to be a starting product for producing nanostructural composite aluminum alloys but as an independent commerce product. Nanostructural composite metal matrix alloys make one of the most prospective structural materials of the future, and liquid-phase technologies of their obtaining are the most competitive in producing products of nanostructural composite aluminum alloys in the industrial scale.

  14. Strength modelling of Al-Cu-Mg Type alloys

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    Yan, Jialin

    2006-01-01

    Age hardening of Al-Cu-Mg type alloys occurs in two stages separated by a constant hardness plateau when the alloys are aged at 110°C to 240?C after solution treatment and quenching. This work aims to develop a physically based two-stage hardening model to predict the yield strength of Al-Cu-Mg alloys with compositions in the (?+S) phase region. Experiments by means of hardness and tensile tests, differential scanning calorimetry and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) have been carried ou...

  15. Microstructure of interaction interface between Al-Si, Zn-Al alloys and Al2O3p/6061Al composite

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    许志武; 闫久春; 吕世雄; 杨士勤

    2004-01-01

    Interaction behaviors between Al-Si, Zn-AI alloys and Al2O3p/6061AI composite at different heating temperatures were investigated. It is found that Al2O3p/6061Al composite can be wetted well by AlSi-1, AlSi-4 and Zn-Al alloys and an interaction layer forms between the alloy and composite during interaction. Little Al-Si alloys remain on the surface when they fully wet the composite and Si element in Al-Si alloy diffuses into composite entirely and assembles in the composite near the interface of Al-Si alloy/composite to form a Si-rich zone. The microstructure in interaction layer with Si penetration is still dense. Much more residual Zn-Al alloy exists on the surface of composite when it wets the composite, and porosities appear at the interface of Zn-Al alloy/composite. The penetration of elements Zn, Cu of Zn-Al alloy into composite leads to the generation of shrinkage cavities in the interaction layer and makes the microstructure of Al2 O3p/6061A1 composite loose.

  16. Characteristics of Mg-Al-Zn alloys after laser treatment

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The structure and the properties of casting magnesium alloy EN-MCMgAl3Zn1, EN-MCMgAl6Zn1,EN-MCMgAl9Zn1 and EN-MCMgAl12Zn1 after laser surface treatment are presented in this paper. The aim ofthis work was to improve the surface layer cast magnesium Mg-Al-Zn by melting and feeding of TiC particle onthe surface. The purpose of this work was to determine the laser treatment parameter.Design/methodology/approach: The experiments were performed using high power diode laser. The laser treatmentof an EN-MCMgAl3Zn1, EN-MCMgAl6Zn1, EN-MCMgAl9Zn1, EN-MCMgAl12Zn1 magnesium alloy with alloyingTiC powders was carried out using a high power diode laser (HPDL. The resulting microstructure in the modified surfacelayer was examinated using scanning electron microscopy. Phase composition was determined by the X-ray diffractionmethod using the XPert device. The measurements of hardness of the modified surface layer was also studied.Findings: The alloyed region has a fine microstructure with hard carbide particles. Hardness of laser surfacealloyed layer with TiC particles was significantly improved as compared to alloy without laser treatment forEN-MCMgAl3Zn1 and EN-MCMgAl6Zn1 alloys.Research limitations/implications: In this research one powder - TiC was used with the particle size over 6 μm.This investigation presents different speed rates feed and different laser power value for four type of magnesium alloys.Practical implications: The results obtained in this investigation were promising compared to otherconventional processes. High Power Diode Laser can be used as an economical substitute of Nd:YAG and CO2 toimprove the surface magnesium alloy by feeding the carbide particles.Originality/value: The originality of this work is applying of High Power Diode Laser for alloying ofmagnesium alloy using titanium carbide.

  17. Development of environmentally friendly cast alloys. High-zinc Al alloys

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    W.K. Krajewski

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The main purpose of this paper is presenting the results obtained in years 2007 – 2010 in frame of the project Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge – CastModel. The project was focused, among others, at elaborating new, environmentally friendly cast alloys based on the Al-Zn system. Particularly, efforts were aimed at improving ductility of the sand cast high-zinc aluminium alloys (HZnAl by using the newly elaborated master alloys, based on the Al-Zn-Ti system.Design/methodology/approach: The presented work is focused on the nucleation of the high-zinc Al-20 wt% Zn (HZnAl AlZn20 alloy, known as the high damping one, aiming at improving plastic properties of the sand castings. The melted alloy was nucleated with AlTi5B1 (TiBAl and AlTi3C0.15 (TiCAl refiners as well as with the newly introduced ZnAl-Ti3 one. During the research the following experimental techniques were used: LM, SEM-EBSD, EDS, TA, DSC, Quantitative Metallography, UTS, Elongation and Attenuation coefficient measurements.Findings: During the performed examinations it was found out that significant increasing of the grain population of the inoculated alloy increases plasticity represented by elongation. The attenuation coefficient of the nucleated alloy, measured using an Olympus Epoch XT device, preserves its high value. The results obtained allow to characterize the examined AlZn20 alloy as promissive, having good strength and damping properties as well as the environmentally friendly alloy because of its comparatively low melting temperatures.Practical implications: The grain-refined high-zinc aluminium alloys can be used as the high damping substitutes of the traditional, more energy consumable Fe-based foundry alloys.Originality/value: The newly elaborated ZnAl-Ti based master alloys show high refining potency and quick dissolution in low melting temperatures of about 500°C, and are the promissive alternatives of the traditional AlTi-based ones.

  18. Overview of the development of FeAl intermetallic alloys

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    Maziasz, P.J.; Liu, C.T.; Goodwin, G.M.

    1995-09-01

    B2-phase FeAl ordered intermetallic alloys based on an Fe-36 at.% Al composition are being developed to optimize a combination of properties that includes high-temperature strength, room-temperature ductility, and weldability. Microalloying with boron and proper processing are very important for FeAl properties optimization. These alloys also have the good to outstanding resistance to oxidation, sulfidation, and corrosion in molten salts or chlorides at elevated temperatures, characteristic of FeAl with 30--40 at.% Al. Ingot- and powder-metallurgy (IM and PM, respectively) processing both produce good properties, including strength above 400 MPa up to about 750 C. Technology development to produce FeAl components for industry testing is in progress. In parallel, weld-overlay cladding and powder coating technologies are also being developed to take immediate advantage of the high-temperature corrosion/oxidation and erosion/wear resistance of FeAl.

  19. Property Criteria for Automotive Al-Mg-Si Sheet Alloys

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    Ramona Prillhofer

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available In this study, property criteria for automotive Al-Mg-Si sheet alloys are outlined and investigated in the context of commercial alloys AA6016, AA6005A, AA6063 and AA6013. The parameters crucial to predicting forming behavior were determined by tensile tests, bending tests, cross-die tests, hole-expansion tests and forming limit curve analysis in the pre-aged temper after various storage periods following sheet production. Roping tests were performed to evaluate surface quality, for the deployment of these alloys as an outer panel material. Strength in service was also tested after a simulated paint bake cycle of 20 min at 185 °C, and the corrosion behavior was analyzed. The study showed that forming behavior is strongly dependent on the type of alloy and that it is influenced by the storage period after sheet production. Alloy AA6016 achieves the highest surface quality, and pre-ageing of alloy AA6013 facilitates superior strength in service. Corrosion behavior is good in AA6005A, AA6063 and AA6016, and only AA6013 shows a strong susceptibility to intergranular corrosion. The results are discussed below with respect to the chemical composition, microstructure and texture of the Al-Mg-Si alloys studied, and decision-making criteria for appropriate automotive sheet alloys for specific applications are presented.

  20. The Age-Precipitations Structure Of Al-Mg-Ge Alloy Aged At 473K

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    Kawai A.; Watanabe K; Matsuda K.; Ikeno S.

    2015-01-01

    The Al-Mg-Ge alloy is one of the age-hardening aluminum alloy after solution heat treatment. It has been proposed that the age-precipitation behavior of Al-Mg-Ge alloy is different from that of Al-Mg-Si alloy according to our previous works about the microstructure on Al-Mg-Ge alloy over-aged at 523K. For example, The hardness of peak aged Al-1.0mass%Mg2Ge alloy is higher than that of Al-1.0mass%Mg2Si alloy. The precipitates in the over-aged samples have been classified as some metastable pha...

  1. Laser surface treatment of cast Al-Si-Cu alloys

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    K. Labisz

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The test results presented in this chapter concern formation of the quasi-composite MMCs structure on the surface of elements from aluminium cast alloys AC-AlSi9Cu and AC-AlSi9Cu4 by fusion of the carbide or ceramic particles WC, SiC, ZrO2 and Al2O3 in the surface of alloys. In addition, within the scope of the tests the phase transformations and precipitation processes present during laser remelting and fusion at appropriately selected parameters: laser power, the ra...

  2. Microstructural evolution and creep of Fe-Al-Ta alloys

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    Prokopcakova, Petra; Svec, Martin [Technical University of Liberec (Czech Republic). Dept. of Material Science; Palm, Martin [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Eisenforschung GmbH, Duesseldorf (Germany). Structure and Nano-/Micromechanics of Materials

    2016-05-15

    The microstructural evolution in Fe-Al-Ta alloys containing 23 - 31 at.% Al and 1.5 - 2.2 at.% Ta has been studied in the temperature range 650 - 750 C by annealing for 1, 10, 100 and 1 000 h. The experiments confirm that in this temperature range the precipitation of the stable hexagonal C14 Laves phase is preceded by formation of coherent, metastable L2{sub 1} Heusler phase precipitates within the Fe-Al matrix. However, precipitates of C14 are observed after much shorter annealing times than previously assumed. Creep strength increases substantially with increasing Al content of the alloys because the solid solubility for Ta in the Fe-Al matrix increases with increasing Al content and solid-solution hardening contributes substantially to the observed high creep strength. It may therefore be that the microstructural changes during creep have no noticeable effect on creep strength.

  3. Microstructural evolution and creep of Fe-Al-Ta alloys

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    The microstructural evolution in Fe-Al-Ta alloys containing 23 - 31 at.% Al and 1.5 - 2.2 at.% Ta has been studied in the temperature range 650 - 750 C by annealing for 1, 10, 100 and 1 000 h. The experiments confirm that in this temperature range the precipitation of the stable hexagonal C14 Laves phase is preceded by formation of coherent, metastable L21 Heusler phase precipitates within the Fe-Al matrix. However, precipitates of C14 are observed after much shorter annealing times than previously assumed. Creep strength increases substantially with increasing Al content of the alloys because the solid solubility for Ta in the Fe-Al matrix increases with increasing Al content and solid-solution hardening contributes substantially to the observed high creep strength. It may therefore be that the microstructural changes during creep have no noticeable effect on creep strength.

  4. Microstructure evolution of 7050 Al alloy during age-forming

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    The microstructure evolution of the 7050 Al alloy treated by age-forming was studied using a designed device which can simulate the age-forming process. The grain shape, grain boundary misorientation and grain orientation evolution of 7050 Al alloy during age-forming have been quantitatively characterized by electron backscattering diffraction technique. The results show that age-forming produced abundant low-angle boundaries and elongated grains, which attributed to stress induced dislocation movement and grain boundary migration during the age-forming process. On the other side, the stress along rolling direction caused some unstable orientation grains to rotate towards the Brass and S orientations during the age-forming process. Hence, the intensity of the rolling texture orientation in age-formed samples is enhanced. But this effect decays gradually with increasing aging time, since stress decreases and precipitation hardening occurs during the age-forming process. - Highlights: • Quantitative analysis of grain evolution of 7050 Al alloys during age-forming • Stress induces some grain rotation of 7050 Al alloys during age-forming. • Creep leads to elongate grain of 7050 Al alloys during age-forming. • Obtains a trend on texture evolution during age-forming applied stress

  5. Quality analysis of the Al-Si-Cu alloy castings

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available The developed design methodologies both the material and technological ones will make it possible to improve shortly the quality of materials from the light alloys in the technological process, and the automatic process flow correction will make the production cost reduction possible, and - first of all - to reduce the amount of the waste products. Method was developed for analysis of the casting defects images obtained with the X-ray detector analysis of the elements made from the Al-Si-Cu alloys of the AC-AlSi7Cu3Mg type as well as the method for classification of casting defects using the artificial intelligence tools, including the neural networks; the developed method was implemented as software programs for quality control. Castings were analysed in the paper of car engine blocks and heads from the Al-Si-Cu alloys of the AC-AlSi7Cu3Mg type fabricated with the “Cosworth” technological process. The computer system, in which the artificial neural networks as well as the automatic image analysis methods were used makes automatic classification possible of defects occurring in castings from the Al-Si-Cu alloys, assisting and automating in this way the decisions about rejection of castings which do not meet the defined quality requirements, and therefore ensuring simultaneously the repeatability and objectivity of assessment of the metallurgical quality of these alloys.

  6. The annealing behaviour of hydrogen implanted into Al metal and Al-Si alloy

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    In the present experiment, we have investigated how defects and elements as additive play a role as trap site by observing the annealing behaviour of hydrogen implanted into Al and Al-Si alloy. It was found that hydrogen is trapped as molecules in grain boundaries of Si in Al. (author)

  7. Microstructure of MCMgAl12Zn1 magnesium alloy

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    Dobrzański L. A.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper is presented the structure of the cast magnesium alloys as cast state and after heat treatment cooled with different cooling rate, depending on the cooling medium (furnace, water, air. For investigations samples in shape of 250x150x25 mm plates were used. The structure have been study in the light microscope, scanning electron microscope equipped with an electron back scattering facility. The effects of the addition of Al on the microstructure were also studied. In the analysed alloys a structure of α solid solution and fragile phase β(Mg17Al12 occurred mainly on grain borders as well as eutectic and phase with Mn, Fe and Si. Investigation are carried out for the reason of chemical composition influence and precipitation processes influence to the structure and mechanical properties of the magnesium cast alloys with different chemical composition in as cast alloys and after heat treatment.

  8. Dendrite coherency of Al-Si-Cu alloys

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    Veldman, Natalia L. M.; Dahle, Arne K.; Stjohn, David H.; Arnberg, Lars

    2001-01-01

    The dendrite coherency point of Al-Si-Cu alloys was determined by thermal analysis and rheological measurement methods by performing parallel measurements at two cooling rates for aluminum alloys across a wide range of silicon and copper contents. Contrary to previous findings, the two methods yield significantly different values for the fraction solid at the dendrite coherency point. This disparity is greatest for alloys of low solute concentration. The results from this study also contradict previously reported trends in the effect of cooling rate on the dendritic coherency point. Consideration of the results shows that thermal analysis is not a valid technique for the measurement of coherency. Analysis of the results from rheological testing indicates that silicon concentration has a dominant effect on grain size and dendritic morphology, independent of cooling rate and copper content, and thus is the factor that determines the fraction solid at dendrite coherency for Al-Si-Cu alloys.

  9. Formation Processes of Nanocomposite Strengthening Particles in Rapidly Quenched Al-Sc-Zr Alloys

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    A.V. Kotko; Nosenko, V. K.; O.A. Molebny; T.O. Monastyrska; A.L. Berezina

    2012-01-01

    Decomposition processes of supersaturated solid solution of aluminium alloys alloyed with Sc and Zr have been studied in the work. The binary hypereutectic Al-Sc alloys, hyperperitectic Al-Zr alloys and ternary Al-Sc-Zr alloys were chosen. Alloys were obtained by the melt-spinning. Melts were quenched from temperatures of Т = 1000 C and Т = 1400 ºC. The study of the structure of rapidly solidifyed binary Al alloys alloyed with Sc and Zr showed that the crystallization of anomalously supersat...

  10. RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN HYDROGEN AND MICROSTRUCTURAL FEATURES OF AL ALLOYS

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    Chernyayeva, O.; Lisovytskiy, D.

    2008-01-01

    The distribution of hydrogen between the different states was estimated from hydrogen permeation and hydrogen extraction measurements and was correlated with the microstructure features of Al-Mg-Mn, Al-Mg-Mn-Fe and Al-Zn-Mg-Mn-Fe alloys. Hydrogen lattice diffusivity was found to depend on the mean free paths between the main phase precipitate complexes. The content of reversibly trapped hydrogen correlated with the volume fraction of precipitates

  11. The structural changes of Al-Ti-Fe alloy during mechanical alloying process

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    R. Nowosielski

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of this paper is to determine the influence of the mechanical milling process on the structure of Al67Ti25Fe8 alloy.Design/methodology/approach: The powders of the Al67Ti25Fe8 alloys were obtained by mechanical alloying method in a planetary Fritsh Pulverisette 5 mill. In order to investigate the structure scanning electron microscopy were used. Phase transformations were determined by means of diffractometer. The cross-sectional microstructure evolution and element distribution of Al67Ti25Fe8 powder alloys were investigated using backscattering electrons of SEM. The distribution of powder particles was determined by a sieve analysis.Findings: The laboratory test show that, by using the mechanical alloying method, one can produce Al67Ti25Fe8 alloys with intentional chemical constitution and desirable structure. Inside the milling materials didn’t find some impurities and undesirable phases.Research limitations/implications: Property of Al67Ti25Fe8 alloys correction is possible by refinement of grains and modification of phases composition. All of the presented experiments in this article are made on a laboratory scale. Continuation of the investigations in the field of sintering alloyed powders to obtained massive materials is foreseen.Practical implications: In the nearest future the producing of bulk materials characterized by better properties in comparison with traditional materials will take place not only in the laboratory scale and move to the industry.Originality/value: : In addition a good microstructural homogeneity and first of all mechanical properties was achieved, also practical application will be possible. The Al-Ti-Fe alloys have been considered to be potentially important for applications at high temperature by reason of their low density end expected high specific strength.

  12. Effect of alloying elements on the shape memory properties of ductile Cu-Al-Mn alloys

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    The effect of alloying elements on the Ms temperature, ductility and the shape memory properties of Cu-Al-Mn ductile shape memory (SM) alloys was investigated by differential scanning calorimetry, cold-rolling and tensile test techniques. It was found that the addition of Au, Si and Zn to the Cu73-Al17-Mn10 alloy stabilized the martensite (6M) phase increasing the Ms temperature, while the addition of Ag, Co, Cr, Fe, Ni, Sn and Ti decreased the stability of the martensite phase, decreasing the Ms temperature. The SM properties were improved by the addition of Co, Ni, Cr and Ti. (orig.)

  13. Aging behavior in Cu-Al-Be shape memory alloy

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    Somoza, Alberto; Romero, Ricardo; Mañosa, Lluís; Planes Vila, Antoni

    1999-01-01

    This article reports positron annihilation spectroscopy and calorimetric measurements of the aging behavior in a Cu¿Al¿Be shape memory alloy. An excess of single vacancies is retained in the alloy as a result of a quench. All vacancies in excess disappear after long aging time, and a migration energy EM = 1.0±0.1 eV for this process has been found to be larger than in other Cu-based shape memory alloys. The good correlation found for the concentration of vacancies and the shift in the martens...

  14. Hydrogenation properties of Mg-Al alloys

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    Andreasen, Anders

    2008-01-01

    . Further, it is found that the kinetics of hydrogenation, as well dehydrogenation, may be significantly improved by alloying compared to pure Mg. The expense of these improvements of the hydrogenation/dehydrogenation properties is a lower gravimetric hydrogen density in the hydrogenated product, (C) 2008...

  15. Evaluation of porosity in Al alloy die castings

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    M. Říhová

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Mechanical properties of an Al-alloy die casting depend significantly on its structural properties. Porosity in Al-alloy castings is one of the most frequent causes of waste castings. Gas pores are responsible for impaired mechanical-technological properties of cast materials. On the basis of a complex evaluation of experiments conducted on AlSi9Cu3 alloy samples taken from the upper engine block which was die- cast with and without local squeeze casting it can be said that castings manufactured without squeeze casting exhibit maximum porosity in the longitudinal section. The area without local squeeze casting exhibits a certain reduction in mechanical properties and porosity increased to as much as 5%. However, this still meets the norms set by SKODA AUTO a.s.

  16. POWDER METALLURGY TiAl ALLOYS: MICROSTRUCTURES AND PROPERTIES

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    Hsiung, L

    2006-12-11

    The microstructures and properties of powder metallurgy TiAl alloys fabricated by hot extrusion of gas-atomized powder at different elevated temperatures were investigated. Microstructure of the alloy fabricated at 1150 C consisted of a mixture of fine ({gamma} + {alpha}{sub 2}) equiaxed grains and coarse ordered B2 grains. Particles of ordered hexagonal {omega} phase were also observed in some B2 grains. The alloy containing B2 grains displayed a low-temperature superplastic behavior: a tensile elongation of 310% was measured when the alloy was tested at 800 C under a strain rate of 2 x 10{sup -5} s{sup -1}. Microstructure of the alloy fabricated at 1250 C consisted of a mixture of fine ({gamma} + {alpha}{sub 2}) equiaxed grains, coarse {alpha}{sub 2} grains, and lamellar ({gamma} + {alpha}{sub 2}) colonies. An observation of stacking faults associated with fine {gamma} lamellae in {alpha}{sub 2} grains reveals that the stacking fault of {alpha}{sub 2} phase plays an important role in the formation of lamellar ({gamma} + {alpha}{sub 2}) colonies. Unlike the alloy fabricated at 1150{sup o}, the alloy fabricated at 1250{sup o} displayed no low-temperature superplasticity, but a tensile elongation of 260% at 1000 C was measured. Microstructure of the alloy fabricated at 1400 C consisted of fully lamellar ({gamma} + {alpha}{sub 2}) colonies with the colony size ranging between 50 {micro}m and 100 {micro}m, in which the width of {gamma} lamella is in a range between 100 nm and 350 nm, and the width of {alpha}{sub 2} lamella is in a range between 10 nm and 50 nm. Creep behavior of the ultrafine lamellar alloy and the effects of alloying addition on the creep resistance of the fully lamellar alloy are also investigated.

  17. Interaction of hydrogen with an Mg-Al alloy (poster)

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    Andreasen, A.; Andreasen, J.W.; Burkarl, R.;

    2004-01-01

    energy for dehydrogenation of the Mg-Al alloy is found to be approx. 160 kJ/mol. This is not significantly higher than for pure and fully activated Mg.Furthermore, it is found that Mg-Al is hydrogenated to MgH2 + Al and upon dehydrogenation a Mg-Al alloy is reformed. Pure Mg is not observed during...... dehydrogenation, suggesting that the formation of Mg-Al is fast compared to the liberation of hydrogen fromMgH2. From thermodynamical calculations using the semi-empirical Miedema model a slightly lower heat of hydride formation is found. Based on comparison with previous experiments on Mg exposed to air it is...

  18. Development of rapidly solidified Al-Y-Ni-based alloys

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    The present study is concerned with the effect of alloying additions (e.g. Co, Nb, Pd, La and Y) to the glass forming ability (GFA) of Al-Y-Ni alloys. Rapidly solidified ribbons of the following systems have been prepared by melt-spinning process: Al88Ni x/2Pd x/2Y12-x (x = 2, 5, 10), Al88Ni1Co1Y10-xLa x (x = 0, 5, 10), Al88Ni1Nb1Y10, and Al86Ni4-xCo xY10 (x = 1, 2, 3). Characterisation of the melt spun alloys was carried out through a combination of X-ray diffractometry, differential scanning calorimetry, and transmission electron microscopy. GFA in Al88Ni1TM1Y10 (where TM = Co, Nb, Pd) increases in the following order: Nb 88-Ni-Pd-Y systems the optimum quantity of yttrium is 10 at.%. A complete substitution of Y with La, or aluminium with 2 at.% of (Co,Ni) decreases the glass forming ability in Al88Ni1Co1Y10 but increases thermal stability of the residual amorphous phase. Partial replacement of Y with La significantly improves the thermal stability of the amorphous phase in Al-Ni-Co-Y

  19. Fatigue and fracture in lamellar TiAl alloys

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    An overview of the fatigue and fracture mechanisms in lamellar TiAl alloys is presented. Investigations of tensile fracture, fatigue crack initiation, growth of small and large fatigue cracks, and fracture toughness properties are summarized. Pertinent crack-tip micromechanics measurements are utilized to illustrate the various processes by which a crack extends in lamellar TiAl alloys. Based on the results, the influence of microstructure, temperature, and loading rate on tensile properties, fatigue crack initiation and growth, and fracture toughness are elucidated and related to the controlling fracture mechanisms

  20. The immiscibility of InAlN ternary alloy

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    Zhao, Guijuan; Xu, Xiaoqing; Li, Huijie; Wei, Hongyuan; Han, Dongyue; Ji, Zesheng; Meng, Yulin; Wang, Lianshan; Yang, Shaoyan

    2016-05-01

    We have used two models based on the valence force field and the regular solution model to study the immiscibility of InAlN ternary alloy, and have got the spinodal and binodal curves of InAlN. Analyzing the spinodal decomposition curves, we obtain the appropriate concentration region for the epitaxial growth of the InN-AlN pseudobinary alloy. At a temperature most common for the epitaxial growth of InAlN (1000 K), the solubility of InN is about 10%. Then we introduce the mismatch strain item into the Gibbs free energy, and the effect of different substrates is taken into consideration. Considering Si, Al2O3, InN, GaN, AlN as a substrate respectively, it is found that all the five systems are stabilized with the upper critical solution temperature largely reduced. Finally, InN and GaN are potential substrates for In-rich InAlN, while AlN and GaN substrates are recommended in the Al-rich region. Si and Al2O3 may be ideal substrates for thin InAlN film.

  1. Microplasma oxidation of Al-Cu alloys

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    Timoshenko, A.V.; Magurova, Yu.V. [Moscow Inst. of Steel and Alloys (Russian Federation)

    1995-09-01

    Time dependences of polarization conditions and the properties of coatings applied on aluminum-(1-5)% copper alloys under ac spark and microarc oxidation in alkaline electrolytes were investigated. Micro-plasma processes were found to take place during the anodic half-cycle, while a corona discharge in gas-filled pores is observed at initial and final breakdown stages. The behavior of corona and spark discharges was studied. Possible oxidation mechanisms are discussed.

  2. Precipitation hardening in ternary alloys of the Al-Sc-Cu and Al-Sc-Si systems

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    The processes of precipitation hardening in cast ternary alloys of the Al-Sc-Cu and Al-Sc-Si systems were studied in the temperature range of aging from 100 to 450 C and at exposures to 200 h. It was shown that the CuAl2 and ScAl3 phases were involved in the process of aging in ternary Al-Sc-Cu alloys, and the Si and V (AlSiSc) phases, in ternary Al-Sc-Si alloys with excess silicon in a supersaturated solid solution. The V phase was for the first time revealed as the hardening phase in aluminum alloys

  3. Toughness enhancement in TiAlN-based quarternary alloys

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    Sangiovanni, D.G., E-mail: davsan@ifm.liu.se; Chirita, V., E-mail: vio@ifm.liu.se; Hultman, L., E-mail: larhu@ifm.liu.se

    2012-03-30

    Improved toughness in hard and superhard thin films is a primary requirement for present day ceramic hard coatings, known to be prone to brittle failure during in-use conditions. We use density functional theory calculations to investigate a number of (TiAl){sub 1-x}M{sub x}N thin films in the B1 structure, with 0.06 {<=} x {<=} 0.75, obtained by alloying TiAlN with M = V, Nb, Ta, Mo and W. Results show significant ductility enhancements, hence increased toughness, in these compounds. Importantly, these thin films are also predicted to be superhard, with similar or increased hardness values, compared to Ti{sub 0.5}Al{sub 0.5} N. For (TiAl){sub 1-x}W{sub x}N the results are experimentally confirmed. The ductility increase originates in the enhanced occupancy of d-t{sub 2g} metallic states, induced by the valence electrons of substitutional elements (V, Nb, Ta, Mo, W). This effect is more pronounced with increasing valence electron concentration, and, upon shearing, leads to the formation of a layered electronic structure in the compound material, consisting of alternating layers of high and low charge density in the metallic sublattice, which in turn, allows a selective response to normal and shear stresses. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer DFT calculated mechanical properties of TiAlN-based quarternary alloys. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer (TiAl){sub 1-x}M{sub x}N alloys with M = V, Nb, Ta, Mo and W for 0.06 {<=} x {<=} 0.75. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ductility enhancement induced by increased valence electron concentration (VEC). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Alloys predicted to be superhard, with higher hardness than TiAlN. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The hardness/ductility combination implies enhanced toughness in all alloys.

  4. Toughness enhancement in TiAlN-based quarternary alloys

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    Improved toughness in hard and superhard thin films is a primary requirement for present day ceramic hard coatings, known to be prone to brittle failure during in-use conditions. We use density functional theory calculations to investigate a number of (TiAl)1−xMxN thin films in the B1 structure, with 0.06 ≤ x ≤ 0.75, obtained by alloying TiAlN with M = V, Nb, Ta, Mo and W. Results show significant ductility enhancements, hence increased toughness, in these compounds. Importantly, these thin films are also predicted to be superhard, with similar or increased hardness values, compared to Ti0.5Al0.5 N. For (TiAl)1−xWxN the results are experimentally confirmed. The ductility increase originates in the enhanced occupancy of d-t2g metallic states, induced by the valence electrons of substitutional elements (V, Nb, Ta, Mo, W). This effect is more pronounced with increasing valence electron concentration, and, upon shearing, leads to the formation of a layered electronic structure in the compound material, consisting of alternating layers of high and low charge density in the metallic sublattice, which in turn, allows a selective response to normal and shear stresses. - Highlights: ► DFT calculated mechanical properties of TiAlN-based quarternary alloys. ► (TiAl)1−xMxN alloys with M = V, Nb, Ta, Mo and W for 0.06 ≤ x ≤ 0.75. ► Ductility enhancement induced by increased valence electron concentration (VEC). ► Alloys predicted to be superhard, with higher hardness than TiAlN. ► The hardness/ductility combination implies enhanced toughness in all alloys.

  5. Effect of alloying elements Al and Ca on corrosion resistance of plasma anodized Mg alloys

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    Anawati, Asoh, Hidetaka; Ono, Sachiko

    2016-04-01

    Plasma anodizing is a surface treatment used to form a ceramic-type oxide film on Mg alloys by the application of a high anodic voltage to create intense plasma near the metal surface. With proper selection of the process parameters, the technique can produce high quality oxide with superior adhesion, corrosion resistance, micro-hardness, wear resistance and strength. The effect of alloying element Al on plasma anodizing process of Mg alloys was studied by comparing the anodizing curves of pure Mg, AZ31, and AZ61 alloys while the effect of Ca were studied on AZ61 alloys containing 0, 1, and 2 wt% Ca. Anodizing was performed in 0.5 M Na3PO4 solution at a constant current density of 200 Am-2 at 25°C. Anodic oxide films with lava-like structure having mix composition of amorphous and crystal were formed on all of the alloys. The main crystal form of the oxide was Mg3(PO4)2 as analyzed by XRD. Alloying elements Al and Ca played role in modifying the plasma lifetime during anodization. Al tended to extend the strong plasma lifetime and therefore accelerated the film thickening. The effect of Ca on anodizing process was still unclear. The anodic film thickness and chemical composition were altered by the presence of Ca in the alloys. Electrochemical corrosion test in 0.9% NaCl solution showed that the corrosion behavior of the anodized specimens depend on the behavior of the substrate. Increasing Al and Ca content in the alloys tended to increase the corrosion resistance of the specimens. The corrosion resistance of the anodized specimens improved significantly about two orders of magnitude relative to the bare substrate.

  6. Investigation of Carbon incorporation into Al 6061 alloys

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    Ge, Xiaoxiao; Riba, Lourdes Salamanca; Wuttig, Manfred; Covetics Collaboration

    The incorporation of carbon nanostructures into aluminum alloys, such as Al6061 and Al7075, has the potential to further improve the mechanical, electrical and anti-corrosion properties of these alloys. We report on a novel method to incorporate up to 10.0 wt% carbon into the crystal structure of Al 6061 alloys to form a new material ``Al Covetics''. In this method, a DC current is applied to molten Al metal containing activated carbon particles. The current facilitates ionization of the carbon atoms and their bonding to each other, forming graphic chains and layers along preferential directions of the Al lattice. Raman mapping of the G and D peaks of graphitic carbon was used to confirm the role of the current in ensuring that the carbons remain in the metal by electro-static force and spread into the metal matrix evenly. Sp2 bonding of carbon was found all over the surface in the Covetics. Carbon signals were also observed everywhere in Covetics with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy. However, localized carbon signals were detected in samples made with activated carbon but without applying any current. The dependence of the mechanical, electrical and structural properties of Al Covetics on C content from 3 to 10 wt. % will be presented.

  7. Instability of TiC and TiAl3 compounds in Al-10Mg and Al-5Cu alloys by addition of Al-Ti-C master alloy

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    2006-01-01

    The performance of Al-Ti-C master alloy in refining Al-10Mg and A1-5Cu alloys was studied by using electron probe micro-analyzer (EPMA) and X-ray diffractometer (XRD) analysis.The results indicate that there are obvious fading phenomena in both Al-10Mg and Al-5Cu alloys with the addition of Al-5Ti-0.4C refiner which contains TiC and TiAl3 compounds.Mg element has no influence on the stability of TiC and TiAl3, while TiC particles in Al-10Mg alloy react with Al to form Al4C3 particles, resulting in the refinement fading.However, TiC particles are relatively stable in Al-5Cu alloy, while TiAl3 phase reacts with Al2Cu to produce a new phase Ti(Al, Cu)2, which is responsible for the refinement fading in Al-5Cu alloy.These indicate that the refinement fading will not occur only when both the TiC particles and TiAl3 compound of Al-Ti-C refiner are stable in Al alloys.

  8. Anode properties of alloy Zn 55 Al alloyed by calcium in the medium of NaCl

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    The results of studies of influence of calcium additives on anode properties of zinc-aluminium alloy Zn 55 Al are given. Chemical composition and results of studies of corrosion-electrochemical properties of Zn 55 Al alloy alloyed by calcium are considered.

  9. Molar Volume Analysis of Molten Ni-Al-Co Alloy by Measuring the Density

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    XIAO Feng; FANG Liang; FU Yuechao; YANG Lingchuan

    2004-01-01

    The density of molten Ni-Al-Co alloys was measured in the temperature range of 1714~1873K using a modified pycnometric method, and the molar volume of molten alloys was analyzed. The density of molten Ni-Al-Co alloys was found to decrease with increasing temperature and Co concentration in alloys. The molar volume of molten Ni-Al-Co alloys increases with increasing Co concentration in alloys. The molar volume of molten Ni-Al-Co alloys shows a negative deviation from the linear molar volume.

  10. Microstructural Investigations On Ni-Ta-Al Ternary Alloys

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    The Ni-Al-Ta ternary alloys in the Ni-rich part present complex microstructures. They are composed of multiple phases that are formed according to the nominal composition of the alloy, primary Ni(γ), Ni3Al(γ'), Ni6AlTa(τ3), Ni3Ta(δ) or in equilibrium: two solid phases (γ'-τ3), (τ3-δ), (τ3-γ), (γ-δ) or three solid phases (γ'-τ3-δ). The nature and the volume fraction of these phases give these alloys very interesting properties at high temperature, and this makes them attractive for specific applications. We have developed a series of ternary alloys in electric arc furnace, determining their solidification sequences using Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA), characterized by SEM-EDS, X-ray diffraction and by a microhardness tests. The follow-up results made it possible to make a correlation between the nature of the formed phases and their solidifying way into the Ni75AlxTay (x+y = 25at.%) system, which are varied and complex. In addition to the solid solution Ni (γ), the formed intermetallics compounds (γ', τ3 and δ) has been identified and correlated with a complex balance between phases.We noticed that the hardness increases with the tantalum which has a hardening effect and though the compound Ni3Ta(δ) is the hardest. The below results provide a better understanding of the complex microstructure of these alloys.

  11. Quantification of precipitate fraction in Al-Si-Cu alloys

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    Guo, Z. [Sente Software Ltd., Surrey Technology Centre, Guildford GU2 7YG (United Kingdom); Sha, W. [Metals Research Group, School of Civil Engineering, Queen' s University of Belfast (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: w.sha@qub.ac.uk

    2005-02-15

    Quantification of precipitate fraction is difficult when the precipitates formed are of low volume fraction. A simple method is proposed in the present work to estimate the precipitate fraction of Al{sub 2}Cu phase in Al-Si-Cu alloys based on X-ray diffraction analysis. The change in the lattice parameter of the matrix due to ageing, measured from X-ray diffraction profiles, is correlated to the fraction of Al{sub 2}Cu phase formed during ageing. JMatPro, a software package for calculating the properties of metallic systems, is used to calculate the phase constitution and composition in the Al-Si-Cu alloys studied after different heat treatments. Factors that affect the lattice parameter of the matrix have been discussed and considered in the calculations.

  12. Design and properties of advanced γ(TiAl) alloys

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    Intermetallic titanium aluminides are one of the few classes of emerging materials that have the potential to be used in demanding high-temperature structural applications whenever specific strength and stiffness are of major concern. However, in order to effectively replace the heavier nickel-base superalloys currently use, titanium aluminides must combine a wide range of mechanical property capabilities. Advanced alloy designs are tailored for strength, toughness, creep resistance, and environmental stability. Some of these concerns are addressed in the present paper through global commentary on the physical metallurgy and technology of gamma TiAl-base alloys. Particular emphasis is paid on recent developments of TiAl alloys with enhanced high-temperature capability. (author)

  13. Influence of Al addition on structure of magnesium casting alloys

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: In the following paper there have been the structure and properties of the MCMgAl9Zn1 magnesium cast alloy as-cast state and after a heat treatment presented.Design/methodology/approach: A casting cycle of alloys has been carried out in an induction crucible furnace using a protective salt bath Flux 12 equipped with two ceramic filters at the melting temperature of 750±10ºC, suitable for the manufactured material. The following results concern transmission and scanning microscopy, X-ray qualitative and quantitative microanalysis.Findings: The analysis of the thin foils after the ageing process has confirmed that the structure of the magnesium cast alloy consists of the solid solution α – Mg (matrix of the secondary phase β – Mg17Al12 evenly located in the structure. The structure creates agglomerates in the form of needle precipitations, partially coherent with the matrix placed mostly at the grain boundaries.Research limitations/implications: According to the alloys characteristic, the applied cooling rate and alloy additions seems to be a good compromise for mechanical properties and microstructures, nevertheless further tests should be carried out in order to examine different cooling rates and parameters of solution treatment process and aging process.Practical implications: A desire to create as light vehicle constructions as possible and connected with it low fuel consumption have made it possible to make use of magnesium alloys as a constructional material in automotive industry.Originality/value: The undertaken examinations aim at defining the influence of a chemical composition and precipitation processes on the structure and casting magnesium alloy properties in its as-cast state and after heat treatment with a different content of alloy components.

  14. Characterization of a ternary Al-Pd-Rh alloy

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    Kriška, M.; Kusý, M.; Illeková, E.; Buršík, Jiří; Svoboda, Milan; Švec, P.; Dolinšek, J.; Janovec, J.

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 59, č. 11 (2008), s. 1594-1599. ISSN 1044-5803 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA106/07/1259 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20410507 Keywords : compex matallic alloys * Al-Pd-Rh * DTA Subject RIV: JG - Metallurgy Impact factor: 1.225, year: 2008

  15. Microstructure of ternary Al-Pd-Rh alloy

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    Svoboda, Milan; Buršík, Jiří; Janovec, J.; Kriška, M.; Kusý, M.; Švec, P.

    Praha : MFF UK, 2008. s. 138-138. [ISPMA 11. International symposium on physics of materials /11./. 24.08.2008 - 28.08.2008, Praha] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20410507 Keywords : Al-Pd-Rh system * complex metallic alloys Subject RIV: JG - Metallurgy

  16. Microstructure of ternary Al-Pd-Rh alloy

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    Svoboda, Milan; Buršík, Jiří; Janovec, J.; Kriška, M.; Kusý, M.; Švec, P.

    2009-01-01

    Roč. 100, č. 3 (2009), s. 424-427. ISSN 1862-5282 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA106/07/1259 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20410507 Keywords : complex metallic alloys * Al-Pd-Rh * transmission electron microscopy Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 0.862, year: 2009

  17. Microstructures of Mg-Al-Zn and Al-Si-Cu cast alloys

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of this paper was to investigate the structure of the MCMgAl6Zn1 magnesium and ACAlSi9Cu aluminium cast alloy in as-cast state.Design/methodology/approach: The following results concern the microstructure of the cast magnesium and aluminium alloys using ZEISS SUPRA 25, Opton DSM-940 scanning and LEICA MEF4A light microscopy, X-ray qualitative microanalysis as well as X-ray analysis.Findings: The analysis of the structure magnesium alloy consists of the solid solution α – Mg (matrix of the secondary phase g – Mg17Al12 evenly located in the structure. The structure creates agglomerates in the form of needle precipitations, partially coherent with the matrix placed mostly at the grain boundaries. The AC AlSi9Cu and AC AlSi9Cu4 cast aluminium alloys are characterised by a dendritic structure of the α solid solution - as the alloy matrix, as well are characterised by a discontinuous β–Si phase forming the α+β eutectic grains, with a morphology depending on the silicon and copper mass concentration.Research limitations/implications: Taking into account the fact that some of the properties are of great importance only for the surface of the material, the future investigation will concern modelling of the alloy surface using surface layers deposition methods like physical vapour deposition methods.Practical implications: A desire to create as light vehicle constructions as possible and connected low fuel consumption have made it possible to make use of magnesium and aluminium alloys as constructional material in automotive industry.Originality/value: Contemporary materials should possess high mechanical properties, physical and chemical, as well as technological ones, to ensure long and reliable use. The above mentioned requirements and expectations regarding the contemporary materials are met by the non-ferrous metals alloys used nowadays, including the magnesium and aluminium alloys.

  18. Synergetic effect of Er and Zr on the precipitation hardening of Al-Er-Zr alloy

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    The precipitation hardening of dilute Al-Er, Al-Zr and Al-Er-Zr alloys was investigated by microhardness measurements and transmission electron microscopy. The Al-0.04Er (at.%) alloy obtains its maximum aging hardness of 400 MPa due to the precipitation of Al3Er. The Al-0.04Er-0.08Zr obtains a maximum hardness of 560 MPa, which is significant greater than that of the Al-Er and Al-Zr alloys. The synergetic effect of Er and Zr on the precipitation hardening of Al-Er-Zr alloys is discussed.

  19. Modeling-Based Processing of Al-Li Alloys for Delamination Resistance Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Al-Li alloys are of interest for use in aerospace structures due to the desirable combination of high strength and low density. However, high strength Al-Li alloys...

  20. Influence of chemical composition and alloying elements on microdefects and electron density in Ni-Al alloys

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    邓文; 黄宇阳; 吴道宏; 熊良钺; 王淑荷; 郭建亭

    2002-01-01

    Positron lifetime spectra have been measured in binary Ni-Al alloys with different chemical composition and NiAl alloys doped with Cr, Zr, Fe and Mg. The results indicate that in B2-NiAl and Ll2-Ni3Al alloys, some of the valance electrons of Ni and Al atoms are localized, which leads to a lower free electron density of the alloy. The mean free electron density of the binary Ni-Al alloy decreases with increasing Al content. The open volume of defects on grain boundary of the Ni3Al is larger than that of monovacancy or dislocation. Structural vacancies and microvoids are found in B2-NiAl alloys with Al content above 45%(mole fraction), and the concentration of the vacancies and open volume of microvoids will increase with higher Al content. The addition of Cr, Zr and Fe into a NiAl alloy can increase its mean free electron density and reduce the open volume of defects on its grain boundary, while with addition of Mg into the NiAl alloy, its mean free electron density decreases and open volume of boundary defects increases.

  1. The influence of high-energy ion implantation on Al alloys fine structure and microhardness

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    The microhardness and fine structure of Al alloys (D16 and Al Mn), implanted with 245 MeV krypton ions to doses of 1013 and 1014 cm-2 have been investigated. The implantation results in the un hardening of dispersion hardening D16 alloy and the hardening of thermally unharden able Al Mn alloy. The change in fine structure parameters of Al matrix of implanted alloys is in good agreement with the change in their microhardness

  2. Structural and Thermal Study of Nanocrystalline Fe-Al-B Alloy Prepared by Mechanical Alloying

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    Gharsallah, Hana Ibn; Sekri, Abderrahmen; Azabou, Myriam; Escoda, Luiza; Suñol, Joan Josep; Khitouni, Mohamed

    2015-08-01

    Nanostructured iron-aluminum alloy of Fe-25 at. pct Al composition doped with 0.2 at. pct B was prepared by mechanical alloying. The phase transformations and structural changes occurring in the studied material during mechanical alloying and during subsequent heating were investigated by SEM, XRD, and DSC techniques. The patterns so obtained were analyzed using the Rietveld program. The alloyed powders were disordered Fe(Al) solid solutions and Fe2B boride phase. The Fe2B boride phase is formed after 4 hours of milling. The crystallite size reduction to the nanometer scale (5 to 8 nm) is accompanied by an increase in lattice strains. The powder milled for 40 hours was annealed at temperatures of 523 K, 823 K, 883 K, and 973 K (250 °C, 550 °C, 610 °C, and 700 °C) for 2 hours. Low temperatures annealing are responsible for the relaxation of the disordered structure, while high temperatures annealing enabled supersaturated Fe(Al) solid solutions to precipitate out fines Fe3Al, Fe2Al5, and Fe4Al13 intermetallics and, also the recrystallization and the grain growth phenomena.

  3. Microscopic Properties of Long-Period Ordering in Al-Rich TiAl Alloys

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    Hata, S.; Nakano, T.; Kuwano, N.; Itakura, M.; Matsumura, S.; Umakoshi, Y.

    2008-07-01

    The ordering mechanism of long-period superstructures (LPSs) in Al-rich TiAl alloys has been investigated by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). The LPSs are classified in terms of arrangements of base clusters with different shapes and compositions formed in Ti-rich (002) layers of L10-TiAl matrix: square Ti4Al, fat rhombus Ti3Al, and lean rhombus Ti2Al type clusters. The HRTEM observations revealed that antiphase boundaries of long-range-ordered LPS domains and short-range-ordered microdomains are constructed by various space-filling arrangements of the base clusters. Such a microscopic property characterized by the base clusters and their arrangements is markedly analogous to that of the {left< {{text{1,1/2,0}}} rightrangle } * special-point ordering alloys such as Ni-Mo.

  4. Modified Mechanism of Eutectic Silicon in Al2O3/Al-Si Alloy

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    2001-01-01

    Al2O3/Al-Si alloy composite was manufactured by squeeze casting. The morphology of the eutectic silicon in the composite was observed by scanning electronic microscope (SEM), and the modified mechanism of eutectic silicon in the composite was approached. The alumina fiber in the composite can trigger twin during the growth of Al-Si eutectic and lead to the modification of eutectic silicon near the fiber.

  5. Two-Phase (TiAl+TiCrAl) Coating Alloys for Titanium Aluminides

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    Brady, Michael P. (Inventor); Smialek, James L. (Inventor); Brindley, William J. (Inventor)

    1998-01-01

    A coating for protecting titanium aluminide alloys, including the TiAl gamma + Ti3Al (alpha(sub 2)) class, from oxidative attack and interstitial embrittlement at temperatures up to at least 1000 C. is disclosed. This protective coating consists essentially of titanium, aluminum. and chromium in the following approximate atomic ratio: Ti(41.5-34.5)Al(49-53)Cr(9.5-12.5)

  6. Property Criteria for Automotive Al-Mg-Si Sheet Alloys

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    Ramona Prillhofer; Gunther Rank; Josef Berneder; Helmut Antrekowitsch; Uggowitzer, Peter J.; Stefan Pogatscher

    2014-01-01

    In this study, property criteria for automotive Al-Mg-Si sheet alloys are outlined and investigated in the context of commercial alloys AA6016, AA6005A, AA6063 and AA6013. The parameters crucial to predicting forming behavior were determined by tensile tests, bending tests, cross-die tests, hole-expansion tests and forming limit curve analysis in the pre-aged temper after various storage periods following sheet production. Roping tests were performed to evaluate surface quality, for the deplo...

  7. Divorced Eutectic Solidification of Mg-Al Alloys

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    Monas, Alexander; Shchyglo, Oleg; Kim, Se-Jong; Yim, Chang Dong; Höche, Daniel; Steinbach, Ingo

    2015-08-01

    We present simulations of the nucleation and equiaxed dendritic growth of the primary hexagonal close-packed -Mg phase followed by the nucleation of the -phase in interdendritic regions. A zoomed-in region of a melt channel under eutectic conditions is investigated and compared with experiments. The presented simulations allow prediction of the final properties of an alloy based on process parameters. The obtained results give insight into the solidification processes governing the microstructure formation of Mg-Al alloys, allowing their targeted design for different applications.

  8. Laser surface treatment of cast Al-Si-Cu alloys

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The test results presented in this chapter concern formation of the quasi-composite MMCs structure on the surface of elements from aluminium cast alloys AC-AlSi9Cu and AC-AlSi9Cu4 by fusion of the carbide or ceramic particles WC, SiC, ZrO2 and Al2O3 in the surface of alloys. In addition, within the scope of the tests the phase transformations and precipitation processes present during laser remelting and fusion at appropriately selected parameters: laser power, the rate of fusion and quantity of the ceramic powder fed have been partially examined. Design/methodology/approach: In general, the laser surface processing should result in achievement of the surface layer with the most favourable physical and mechanical properties, in particular enhancement of surface hardness, improvement of abrasion resistance and resistance to corrosion is assumed in relation to the selected aluminium alloys after standard thermal processing. Findings: The presented results of the surface layer include analysis of the mechanisms responsible for formation of the layer, and particularly concern remelting of the substrate and its crystallisation at various parameters of the High Power Diode Laser (HPDL and the technological conditions of the surface processing, remelting and fusion of the particles in the surface of cast alloys ACAlSi9Cu and ACAlSi9Cu4. For the purpose of testing the structure of the obtained surface layers the test methods making use of the light microscopy method supported with computer image analysis, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, X-ray analysis, X-ray microanalysis, as well as methods for testing the mechanical and usable properties have been used. Practical implications: What is more, development of the technology of surface refinement of cast alloys Al-Si-Cu with the laser fusion methods will allow for complex solving of the problem related to enhancement of the surface layer properties, taking into account both economic

  9. Properties of thermally stable PM Al-Cr based alloy

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    Vojtech, D. [Department of Metals and Corrosion Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Technicka 5, 166 28 Prague 6 (Czech Republic)], E-mail: Dalibor.Vojtech@vscht.cz; Verner, J. [Department of Metals and Corrosion Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Technicka 5, 166 28 Prague 6 (Czech Republic); Serak, J. [Department of Metals and Corrosion Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Technicka 5, 166 28 Prague 6 (Czech Republic); Simancik, F. [Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Racianska 75, 831 02 Bratislava 3 (Slovakia); Balog, M. [Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Racianska 75, 831 02 Bratislava 3 (Slovakia); Nagy, J. [Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Racianska 75, 831 02 Bratislava 3 (Slovakia)

    2007-06-15

    The presented paper describes properties of Al-6.0 wt.%Cr-2.3 wt.%Fe-0.4 wt.%Ti-0.7 wt.%Si alloy produced by powder metallurgy (PM). The powder alloy was prepared by the pressure nitrogen melt atomization. The granulometric powder fraction of less than 45 {mu}m was then hot-extruded at 450 deg. C to produce a rod of 6 mm in diameter. Microstructure of the as-extruded material was composed of recrystallized {alpha}(Al) grains (the average grain size of 640 nm) and Al{sub 13}Cr{sub 2} spheroids (the average particle diameter of 130 nm and interparticle spacing of 290 nm). Metastable phases were not observed due to their decomposition on the hot extrusion. Hardness of the as-extruded material was 108 HV1, ultimate tensile strength, 327 MPa, yield strength, 258 MPa and elongation, 14%. Mechanical properties resulted mainly from Hall-Petch strengthening. The room-temperature mechanical properties were also measured after a long-term annealing at 400 deg. C. The investigated PM material was compared with the commercial Al-11.8 wt.%Si-0.9 wt.%Ni-1.2 wt.%Cu-1.2 wt.%Mg casting alloy generally applied at elevated temperatures. The PM alloy showed much higher thermal stability, since its room temperature hardness and tensile properties did not degradate significantly even after annealing at 400 deg. C/200 h. In contrast, the hardness and strength of the casting alloy reduced rapidly already after a 30 min annealing. The excellent thermal stability of the investigated PM material was a consequence of very slow diffusivities and low equilibrium solubilities of chromium and iron in solid aluminium.

  10. Properties of thermally stable PM Al-Cr based alloy

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    The presented paper describes properties of Al-6.0 wt.%Cr-2.3 wt.%Fe-0.4 wt.%Ti-0.7 wt.%Si alloy produced by powder metallurgy (PM). The powder alloy was prepared by the pressure nitrogen melt atomization. The granulometric powder fraction of less than 45 μm was then hot-extruded at 450 deg. C to produce a rod of 6 mm in diameter. Microstructure of the as-extruded material was composed of recrystallized α(Al) grains (the average grain size of 640 nm) and Al13Cr2 spheroids (the average particle diameter of 130 nm and interparticle spacing of 290 nm). Metastable phases were not observed due to their decomposition on the hot extrusion. Hardness of the as-extruded material was 108 HV1, ultimate tensile strength, 327 MPa, yield strength, 258 MPa and elongation, 14%. Mechanical properties resulted mainly from Hall-Petch strengthening. The room-temperature mechanical properties were also measured after a long-term annealing at 400 deg. C. The investigated PM material was compared with the commercial Al-11.8 wt.%Si-0.9 wt.%Ni-1.2 wt.%Cu-1.2 wt.%Mg casting alloy generally applied at elevated temperatures. The PM alloy showed much higher thermal stability, since its room temperature hardness and tensile properties did not degradate significantly even after annealing at 400 deg. C/200 h. In contrast, the hardness and strength of the casting alloy reduced rapidly already after a 30 min annealing. The excellent thermal stability of the investigated PM material was a consequence of very slow diffusivities and low equilibrium solubilities of chromium and iron in solid aluminium

  11. Microstructural investigation on a Ni-Ta-Al ternary Alloys

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    Full text: The nickel-based alloys are used in various fields such as marine industry, the nuclear industry, aerospace and aviation for their good resistance to creep and thermal fatigue at high temperatures. [1 DJERDJAR,ABDI: 2006 2008,]. This metallic alloys family is characterized by a relatively low density and their good mechanical properties. They have the peculiarity of having by precipitation, in the Ni rich corner, hardening and ordered phases (g') type Ni3X (X: Al, Ti, Ta, Nb etc) within the matrix (g) that can induce an increase in their yield strength with temperature giving them excellent mechanical properties at high temperature (650-1150 degree Celsius) (2: superalloys ATI). The Ni-Al-Ta ternary alloys Nickel rich presents complex microstructures. They are composed of multiple phases that are formed according to the nominal composition of the alloy, primary Ni (γ) Ni3Al (γ'), Ni6AlTa (τ3), Ni3Ta (δ) or balances: two solid phases (γ' τ3), (τ3-δ), (τ3-γ), (γ-δ) or three solid phases (γ'-τ3-δ). These local balances generate a variety of phases of different crystalline structures. The nature and the volume fraction of these phases give these alloys very interesting properties at high temperature, and this makes them attractive for specific applications. We have developed a series of ternary alloys in electric arc furnace, solidified in ATD, characterized by SEM-EDS, X-ray diffraction and by a micro hardness. According to The results, correlation have been made between the nature of the formed phases and the solidifying way into the system Ni (75 %)-Al (x %)-Ta (y %), which are varied and complex. In addition to the solid solution (γ), the intermetallic compounds (γ', τ3 and δ) trained were identified and correlated with the complex balance between phases. This approach is achieved by combining information with additional characterization techniques. We show that the hardness increases with the Tantalum which has a hardening effect and

  12. Recent advances of wrought TiAl alloys

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    张继; 李世琼; 邹敦叙; 仲增墉

    2002-01-01

    The research achievement on wrought TiAl alloys gained recently in Central Iron and Steel Research Institute, China, was contributed. The progress es mainly include the improved hot deformability and homogenized microstructure after hot deformation due to the significant effects of micro-alloying process. Isothermal compressive test indicated that the TiAl containing minor Ni exhibits better plastic flow behavior and enlarged process window. The effect of Ni on modifying hot deformability of TiAl can be enhanced by incorporated addition of Mg . TEM observations suggested that Ni addition activates dislocations as well as twins at beginning stage of hot deformation and thereafter the higher-density dislocations promote the dynamic recrystallization inside γ-TiAl lamellae. It is a lso identified that breakdown of α2-Ti3Al lamellae produces new disloc ation-free γ-TiAl grains. On the other hand, the homogeneity of deformed microstructure can be increased by transforming the microstructure of the Ni-containing TiAl fro m original lamellar structure to equiaxed grains before hot deformation.

  13. Selective dissolution in AlFeNb alloys

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    Drensler, Stefanie; Mardare, Cezarina Cela; Hassel, Achim Walter [Institute for Chemical Technology of Inorganic Materials, Johannes Kepler University, Linz (Austria); Milenkovic, Srdjan [IMDEA Materials, Parque Cientifico de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Avda. del mar Mediterraneo 22, 28918 Leganes (Spain)

    2012-05-15

    Three different AlFeNb alloys of various compositions were prepared by arc melting. X-ray diffraction (XRD) investigation of the melted samples proved the presence of two phases identified as a bcc {alpha}(Fe,Al) solid solution and a hexagonal C14 (Fe,Al){sub 2}Nb Laves phase. Subsequent electrochemical treatment allowed for a selective dealloying of the {alpha}(Fe,Al) or respective FeAl phase and resulted in releasing differently microstructured surfaces. These structures ranged from regular lamellar structures towards branched, fibrous structures. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) characterisation along with a local energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopic (EDX) analysis of the samples and atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) analysis of the electrolyte revealed a preferential Fe dissolution and the passive nature of the Nb. The results demonstrate that the phases present in the alloys strongly depend on the production and heat treatment history of the sample. SEM micrograph of (A) Fe-15Al-10Nb and (B) Fe-26Al-4Nb after anodisation in 0.4 M borate buffer. (Copyright copyright 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  14. Bonding strength of Al/Mg/Al alloy tri-metallic laminates fabricated by hot rolling

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    X P Zhang; M J Tan; T H Yang; X J Xu; J T Wang

    2011-07-01

    One of major drawbacks of magnesium alloy is its low corrosion resistance, which can be improved by using an aluminized coating. In this paper, 7075 Al/Mg–12Gd–3Y–0.5Zr/7075 Al laminated composites were produced by a hot roll bonding method. The rolling temperature was determined based on the flow stresses of Mg–12Gd–3Y–0.5Zr magnesium alloy and 7075 Al alloy at elevated temperature. The bonding strength of the laminate composites and their mechanism were studied. The effects of the reduction ratio (single pass), the rolling temperature, and the subsequent annealing on the bonding strength were also investigated. It was observed that the bonding strength increased rapidly with the reduction ratio and slightly with the rolling temperature. The bonding strength increases with the annealing time until the annealing time reaches 2 h and then decreases. The mechanical bond plays a major role in the bonding strength.

  15. Transient spinodal decomposition during annealing of rapidly solidified Al-10Sr alloy

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    2003-01-01

    Rapidly solidified Al-10Sr alloy ribbons were prepared using a single roller melt spinning technique. The annealing process of the rapidly solidified Al-10Sr alloy has been carried out using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The microstructure of as-annealed Al-10Sr alloy has been characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The equilibrium Al4Sr phase is dominant in the as-annealed alloy. Besides the Al4Sr phase, an AlSr phase is also found in the alloy isothermally annealed at 873 K for 90 min. Furthermore, a modulated nanostructure was observed in the alloy isothermally annealed at 873 K for 90 min. With further prolonged annealing time, however, the AlSr phase disappears in the as-annealed alloy. The dependence of particle size and growth rate on annealing time as well as the modulated structure shows that the occurrence of the AlSr phase may be due to the spinodal decomposition.

  16. Growth restriction factor in Al-Si-Mg-Cu alloys

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    The Growth Restriction Factor, Q, proved to be useful to analyse and control grain refinement during solidification of alloys. It is known that in multicomponent alloys a simple summation of the Qi values of the individual constituents taken from the binary phase diagrams can lead to grossly wrong results and that the ternary or higher-level phase diagram needs to be evaluated. This work demonstrates that the actual evaluation of Q using the liquidus gradient and partition coefficients of the multicomponent phase diagram requires some precautions and may be cumbersome. More importantly, this approach entirely fails if an intermetallic phase turns out to be the primary solidifying phase even in tiny amount. A very simple and general solution of this problem is illustrated for Al-Si-Mg-Cu alloys.

  17. Effect of Al-3Nb-1B Master Alloy on the Grain Refinement of AZ91D Magnesium Alloy

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    Zhang, Lei; Zhou, Wei; Hu, Penghe; Zhou, Quan

    2016-06-01

    An Al-3Nb-1B master alloy has been prepared using a melt reaction method. The microstructure of the master alloy and its refinement performance on AZ91D magnesium alloy were investigated. Experimental results showed that the Al-3Nb-1B master alloy was mainly composed of α-Al and NbB2 phases. With the increase of the addition amount of Al-3Nb-1B master alloy, the primary α-Mg grains of AZ91D magnesium alloy were further refined. Upon adding 0.5 wt pct Al-3Nb-1B master alloy, the average grain size of the primary α-Mg decreased from 240 to 52 μm. The present results indicated that NbB2 can act as effective heterogeneous nucleus of the primary α-Mg, which accounted for the good grain refining performance on AZ91D magnesium alloy. Compared with the unrefined alloy, the yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, and elongation of AZ91D magnesium alloy refined by 0.5 wt pct Al-3Nb-1B master alloy were increased by 18.4, 15.7, and 27.3 pct, respectively due to the grain refinement effect.

  18. Effects of Al content on structure and mechanical properties of hot-rolled ZrTiAlV alloys

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    Highlights: • Phase structure is greatly dependent on the Al content. • Intermetallic compound will precipitates while Al content is over 6.9 wt%. • Equiaxed α-phase grains present in the hot-rolled alloy with 6.9 wt% Al. • Alloys with Al content from 3.3 wt% to 5.6 wt% have good mechanical properties. - Abstract: Zirconium alloys show attractive properties for astronautic applications where the most important factors are anti-irradiation, corrosion resistance, anti-oxidant, very good strength-to-weight ratio. The effects of Al content (2.2–6.9 wt%) on structure and mechanical properties of the hot-rolled ZrTiAlV alloy samples were investigated in this study. Each sample of the hot-rolled ZrTiAlV alloys with Al contents from 2.2 wt% to 5.6 wt% is composed of the α phase and β phase, meanwhile, the relative content of the α phase increased with the Al content. However, the (ZrTi)3Al intermetallic compound was observed as the Al content increased to 6.9 wt%. Changes of phase compositions and structure with Al content distinctly affected mechanical properties of ZrTiAlV alloys. Yield strength of the alloy with 2.2 wt% Al is below 200 MPa. As Al content increased to 5.6 wt%, the yield strength, tensile strength and elongation of the examined alloy are 1088 MPa, 1256 MPa and 8%, respectively. As Al content further increased to 6.9 wt%, a rapid decrease in ductility was observed as soon as the (ZrTi)3Al intermetallic compound precipitated. Results show that the ZrTiAlV alloys with Al contents between 3.3 wt% and 5.6 wt% have excellent mechanical properties

  19. Aluminum alloys for ALS cryogenic tanks: Comparative measurements of cryogenic mechanical properties of Al-Li alloys and alloy 2219, February 1993

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    Tensile and fracture toughness were obtained at cryogenic temperatures to compare the Al-Li alloys 8090, 2090, and WL049, and alloy 2219 in various tempers and specimen orientations. The strongest alloy at very low temperatures is WL049-T851, which is about 10 percent stronger than 2090-T81. Both alloys are considerably stronger than 2219-T87. Alloy 2090-T81 is tougher (about 50 percent) than WL049-T851 at low temperatures; the higher toughness is attributed to the presence of fewer constituent particles and the tendency to delaminate at low temperatures. The delamination divides the moving crack, thus separating it into smaller regions where plane stress (rather than plane strain) conditions are conducive to increased toughness

  20. Recycling of Glass Fibre Reinforced Aluminium Laminates and Silicon Removal from Aerospace Al Alloy

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    Zhu, G

    2012-01-01

    Aerospace aluminium alloys (7xxx and 2xxx series Al alloy) is one of the important Al alloys in our life. The recycling of aerospace Al alloy plays a significant role in sustainable development of Al industry. The fibre reinforced metal laminates GLARE including 67 wt.% 2024 Al alloy was used as upper fuselage in Airbus A380, but the solution for GLARE recycling is not available. Thermal recycling which uses high temperature to decompose the resin and separate the reinforcement fibres and fil...

  1. Oxidation characteristics of Ti-14Al-21Nb ingot alloy

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    Sankaran, Sankara N.; Clark, Ronald K.; Unnam, Jalaiah; Wiedemann, Karl E.

    1990-01-01

    Static oxidation kinetics of Ti14Al21Nb (wt pct) ingot alloy were studied in air over the temperature interval of 649 to 1093 C in a thermogravimetric apparatus. The oxidation products were characterized by x ray diffraction, electron microprobe analysis, energy dispersive x ray analysis, and Auger electron spectroscopy. Cross-sections of the oxidized samples were also examined using light and scanning electron microscopy. The oxidation rate was substantially lower than the conventional alloys of titanium, but the kinetics displayed a complex behavior involving two or more oxidation rates depending on the temperature and duration of exposure. The primary oxide formed was TiO2, but this oxide was doped with Nb. Small amounts of Al2O3 and TiN were also present in the scale. Diffusion of oxygen into the alloy was observed and the diffusivity seemed to be dependent on the microstructure of the metal. A model was presented to explain the oxidation behavior of the alloy in terms of the reduction in the oxygen diffusivity in the oxide caused by the modification of the defect structure of TiO2 by Nb ions.

  2. Oxidation characteristics of Ti-14Al-21Nb ingot alloy

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    Static oxidation kinetics of Ti14Al21Nb (wt pct) ingot alloy were studied in air over the temperature interval of 649 to 1093 C in a thermogravimetric apparatus. The oxidation products were characterized by x ray diffraction, electron microprobe analysis, energy dispersive x ray analysis, and Auger electron spectroscopy. Cross-sections of the oxidized samples were also examined using light and scanning electron microscopy. The oxidation rate was substantially lower than the conventional alloys of titanium, but the kinetics displayed a complex behavior involving two or more oxidation rates depending on the temperature and duration of exposure. The primary oxide formed was TiO2, but this oxide was doped with Nb. Small amounts of Al2O3 and TiN were also present in the scale. Diffusion of oxygen into the alloy was observed and the diffusivity seemed to be dependent on the microstructure of the metal. A model was presented to explain the oxidation behavior of the alloy in terms of the reduction in the oxygen diffusivity in the oxide caused by the modification of the defect structure of TiO2 by Nb ions

  3. Melt Protection of Mg-Al Based Alloys

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    María J. Balart

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports the current status of Mg melt protection in view to identify near-future challenges, but also opportunities, for Mg melt protection of Mg-Al based alloys. The goal is to design and manufacture sustainable Mg alloys for resource efficiency, recycling and minimising waste. Among alternative cover gas technologies for Mg melt protection other than SF6: commercially available technologies containing―HFC-134a, fluorinated ketone and dilute SO2―and developed technologies containing solid CO2, BF3 and SO2F2, can potentially produce toxic and/or corrosive by-products. On the other hand, additions of alkaline earth metal oxides to Mg and its alloys have developed a strong comparative advantage in the field of Mg melt protection. The near-future challenges and opportunities for Mg-Al based alloys include optimising and using CO2 gas as feedstock for both melt protection and grain refinement and TiO2 additions for melt protection.

  4. The effect of cast Al-Si-Cu alloy solidification rate on alloy thermal characteristics

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: In the metal casting industry, an improvement of component quality depends mainly on better control over the production parameters. Thus, a thermal analysis cooling curve of the alloy is used for process control in the aluminum casting industry. In this work effect of cooling rate on the size of the grains, SDAS, size of the β precipitation and thermal characteristic results of AC AlSi9Cu cast alloy have been described. The solidification process was studied using the cooling curve and crystallization curve at solidification rate ranging from 0,16 ºCs-1 up to 1,04 ºCs-1Design/methodology/approach: The experimental alloy used in this investigation was prepared by mixing the ACAlSi5Cu commercial alloys and two master alloys AlSi49 and AlCu55. Thermal analysis tests were conducted using the UMSA Technology Platform. Cooling curve thermal analysis was performed on all samples using high sensitivity thermocouples of K type. Data were acquired by a high speed data acquisition system linked to a PC computer. Each chilled sample was sectioned horizontally where the tip of the thermocouple was located and it was prepared by standard grinding and polishing procedures. Optical microscopy was used to characterize the microstructure and intermetallic phases. Secondary Dendrite Arm Spacing measurements were carried out using an Leica Q-WinTM image analyzer.Findings: Increasing the cooling rate increases significantly the liquidus temperature, nucleation undercooling temperature, solidification range and decreases the recalescence undercooling temperature. Increasing cooling rate refines all microstructural features.Research limitations/implications: This paper presents results for one alloy - AC AlSi9Cu only, for the assessment of the Silicon Modification Level didn’t include the arrangement of a Si crystal in a matrix.Originality/value: Original value of the work is applied the artificial intelligence for the assessment of the Silicon

  5. Mechanical Characterization and Corrosion Testing of X608 Al Alloy

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    Prabhakaran, Ramprashad; Choi, Jung-Pyung; Stephens, Elizabeth V.; Catalini, David; Lavender, Curt A.; Rohatgi, Aashish

    2016-02-07

    This paper describes the mechanical characterization and corrosion testing of X608 Al alloy that is being considered for A-pillar covers for heavy-duty truck applications. Recently, PNNL developed a thermo-mechanical process to stamp A-pillar covers at room temperature using this alloy, and the full-size prototype was successfully stamped by a tier-1 supplier. This study was conducted to obtain additional important information related to the newly developed forming process, and to further improve its mechanical properties. The solutionization temperature, pre-strain and paint-bake heat-treatment were found to influence the alloy’s fabricability and mechanical properties. Natural aging effect on the formability was investigated by limiting dome height (LDH) tests. Preliminary corrosion experiments showed that the employed thermo-mechanical treatments did not significantly affect the corrosion behavior of Al X608.

  6. Microdistortion behavior of Al alloy reinforced by SiCp

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    LI Duo-sheng; ZUO Dun-wen; ZHOU Xian-liang; HUA Xiao-zhen; CHEN Rong-fa; ZHAO Li-gang

    2007-01-01

    Al alloy reinforced with SiCp was fabricated by the method of pressureless infiltration. The effects of factors such as SiCp size, volume fraction, matrix material and heat treatment process on microdistortion behavior of Al alloy were investigated. The results show that microdistortion decreases along with lessening of SiCp size and increasing of SiCp volume fraction. Matrix material has influence on the microdistortion behavior, and solution-aging can improve the microdistortion behavior. Stress and residual strain related to microdistortion behavior were simulated by FEM. It is found that the distribution of strain and stress is not symmetrical; residual strain and stress at interface are higher than those at the other places; at the sharp-angled area of a particle, matrix has the highest strain and stress where plastic distortion is caused at first; the microdistortion and stress far from the interface are smaller.

  7. Fatigue of an Al-Si gravity die casting alloy

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    Styles, C.M. [Defence Evaluation and Res. Agency, Farnborough (United Kingdom). MSS; Reed, P.A.S.

    2000-07-01

    Fatigue crack initiation, short crack and long crack growth studies were performed on a high performance cast piston type alloy (Al-Si-Cu-Ni-Mg). Crack initiation was mainly associated with large blocky Si particles although a few cracks were initiated at clusters of FeNiAl{sub 9} intermetallics. Classical short crack growth was shown with crack arrest for up to 15000 fatigue cycles at second phase particles. Long crack growth showed no evidence of stage I like facets near threshold or ductile striations in the mid {delta}K region. A large number of fractured Si particles were, however, observed on the fracture surfaces and crack profiles the incidence of which increased with {delta}K. The findings of this study suggest this alloy is brittle in nature with the Si particle content generally controlling fatigue crack initiation and growth. (orig.)

  8. Application of ceramic short fiber reinforced Al alloy matrix composite on piston for internal combustion engines

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    Wu Shenqing; Li Jun

    2010-01-01

    The preparation and properties of ceramic short fiber reinforced Al-Si alloy matrix composite and it’s application on the piston for internal combustion engines are presented. Alumina or aluminosilicate fibers reinforced Al-Si alloy matrix composite has more excellent synthetical properties at elevated temperature than the matrix alloys. A partially reinforced Al-Si alloy matrix composite piston produced by squeeze casting technique has a firm interface between reinforced and unreinforced are...

  9. Spray Forming of al Alloys: experiment and theory

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    Georgios S. E. Antipas

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Close coupled gas atomization has been studied. Pitot tube gas flow measurements support a postulate of transition from an initial sonic to a supersonic and a final sonic state along the convergence region of the jets. Predictions of the d50 median diameter utilizing a two phase model for primary and secondary break up correlate strongly with experimental results from He-atomized Al alloys by a factor of 0.8216.

  10. Microstructure of MCMgAl12Zn1 magnesium alloy

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    Dobrzański L.A.; Tański T.; Čížek L.

    2007-01-01

    In this paper is presented the structure of the cast magnesium alloys as cast state and after heat treatment cooled with different cooling rate, depending on the cooling medium (furnace, water, air). For investigations samples in shape of 250x150x25 mm plates were used. The structure have been study in the light microscope, scanning electron microscope equipped with an electron back scattering facility. The effects of the addition of Al on the microstructure were also studied. In the analysed...

  11. Damping Evolution During Precipitation in Al-Mg-Si Alloys

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    Xie, C; Schaller, R.; Benoit, W.; Jaquerod, C.

    1996-01-01

    Damping capacity and shear elastic modulus measurements have been carried out during precipitation in AlMgSi alloys. After the specimen has been aged at the temperature corresponding to the lowest thermoelectric power, both damping and elastic modulus increase comparing with the as-quenched state. The effect of strain amplitude was investigated in specimens aged at different temperatures. A critical strain amplitude, εc, has been observed. For strain amplitudes higher than εc, the damping cap...

  12. Ordering behavior of Ni-5 at.% Al alloy

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    Ayub, G.; Khwaja, F.A. [Quaid-e-Azam Univ., Islamabad (Pakistan); uL Haq, A.; Ahmad, Z. [Dr A.Q. Khan Research Labs., Rawalpindi (Pakistan). Metallurgy Div.

    1995-04-01

    The measurements of tensile strength, lattice parameter, microstructure and texture have been carried out as a function of annealing temperature in Ni-5 at.% Al with a view to understanding ordering behavior of the material. The non-monotonic variation of the tensile strength in the {alpha}-solid solution region of the alloy has been discussed in the light of texture measurements as well as on the basis of appearance of local order due to concentration inhomogeneities.

  13. Investigation of H+ implanted Fe-Al alloys

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    Lukáč, F.; Čížek, J.; Procházka, I.; Jirásková, Yvonna; Janičkovič, D.; Veterníková, Š.; Anwand, W.; Butterling, M.

    Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2014 - (Hugenschmidt, C.; Piochacz, C.), 012013. (Journal of Physics Conference Series. 505). ISSN 1742-6588. [SLOPOS13 - International Workshop on Slow Positron Beam Techniques and Applications /13./. Mnichov (DE), 15.09.2013-20.09.2013] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP108/11/1350; GA MŠk 7AMB12SK009 Institutional support: RVO:68081723 Keywords : Hydrogen implantation * Fe-Al alloy * positron annihilation Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  14. Plasma spraying of Fe-Cr-Al alloy powder

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    Voleník, Karel; Leitner, J.; Kolman, Blahoslav Jan; Písačka, Jan; Schneeweiss, Oldřich

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 46, č. 1 (2008), s. 17-25. ISSN 0023-432X R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA1041404 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20430508; CEZ:AV0Z20410507 Keywords : Fe-Cr-Al alloy powder * plasma spraying * oxidation * vaporization * composition changes Subject RIV: JK - Corrosion ; Surface Treatment of Materials Impact factor: 1.345, year: 2007

  15. Damping Capacity of Hypo-Eutectic Zn-Al Alloys

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    T. Kurosawa; Otani, T.; Hoshino, K

    1996-01-01

    Damping capacity of hypo-eutectic Zn-Al alloys as a function of rolling ratio is investigated. Effect of heat treatment after cold rolling on the damping capacity is discussed. Damping tests were carried out using the method of the free decay of vibrations in bending oscillation. With an increase in rolling reduction, the damping capacity was increased. As the results of tensile and hardness testing show, the elongation was increased and hardness was decreased with an increase in rolling redu...

  16. Recent Developments in Friction Stir Welding of Al-alloys

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    Çam, Gürel; Mistikoglu, Selcuk

    2014-06-01

    The diversity and never-ending desire for a better life standard result in a continuous development of the existing manufacturing technologies. In line with these developments in the existing production technologies the demand for more complex products increases, which also stimulates new approaches in production routes of such products, e.g., novel welding procedures. For instance, the friction stir welding (FSW) technology, developed for joining difficult-to-weld Al-alloys, has been implemented by industry in manufacturing of several products. There are also numerous attempts to apply this method to other materials beyond Al-alloys. However, the process has not yet been implemented by industry for joining these materials with the exception of some limited applications. The microstructures and mechanical properties of friction stir welded Al-alloys existing in the open literature will be discussed in detail in this review. The correlations between weld parameters used during FSW and the microstructures evolved in the weld region and thus mechanical properties of the joints produced will be highlighted. However, the modeling studies, material flow, texture formation and developments in tool design are out of the scope of this work as well as the other variants of this technology, such as friction stir spot welding (FSSW).

  17. Determining the applicability of liquid alloy nitriding in fabrication of Al-AlN particle composites

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    J. Śleziona

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available One of the possible techniques of the fabrication of dispersion-hardened composites is by in situ reaction between the liquid alloy and gas. The study presents the results of the research on nitriding of liquid aluminium alloy containing Mg and Ti as alloying elements under the conditions of high pressure comprised in the range of 150-1000hPa at the temperature of up to 1100oC. It has been stated that under the applied conditions of the synthesis it is possible to obtain the AlN nitride, but it is formed on the liquid alloy surface and as a deposit on the surface of the crucible. Some results of the analysis of the phase constitution obtained in the fabricated products were presented along with the structure of these products.

  18. Formation of (111) recrystallization texture in Al-Mg alloys

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    Kamijo, T. [Yokohama Nat. Univ. (Japan). Dept. of Mech. Eng. and Mater. Sci.; Iwasaki, Y. [Yokohama Nat. Univ. (Japan). Dept. of Mech. Eng. and Mater. Sci.; Fukutomi, H. [Yokohama Nat. Univ. (Japan). Dept. of Mech. Eng. and Mater. Sci.

    1996-09-01

    Al-4.0Mg and Al-5.5Mg alloys were warm-rolled to 85% at the temperatures ranging from 523 K to 573 K. The (001)[110] shear texture was formed in the surface of the sheets rolled below 543 K. The (111)[ anti 110] or the (112)[ anti 110] shear texture with the spread around the rolling direction developed in the sheets rolled above 553 K. After annealing the complicated recrystallization texture containing the (111) component parallel to the rolling plane was generated in the sheets rolled above 553 K. Such recrystallization texture was penetrated deeper into the inward layer with an increase in rolling temperature. (orig.)

  19. The characteristics of unidirectional solidified Ni-Al-Mo alloys

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    Ishak, M. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tokushima, Tokushima (Japan); Takagi, H. [Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Pekan, Pahang (Malaysia)

    2012-05-15

    The material composite was fabricated by the unidirectional solidification method in the eutectic composition alloy. Performing unidirectional solidification of Ni-Al-Mo alloy in eutectic composition produces {gamma} phase -Ni and {gamma}' phase-Ni{sub 3}Al as a matrix, and the phase-Mo growth into fibrous and lamellar-like structure. The aim of this research was to study the characteristics of Ni-Al-Mo after various heat treatment conditions. The specimens were solution-treated at temperatures of 1180 C and 1280 C, followed by water quenching. In addition, aging treatments were carried out at various temperatures (from 700 C to 1000 C) and at different time durations. The microstructure, mechanical properties and characteristics of non-treated, solution-treated and aging specimens were investigated. It was found that the mechanical properties of unidirectional solidified Ni-Al-Mo can be improved by solution treatment whilst the strength through performing an aging treatment. The optimized conditions were at 1280 C and 4 hours for water quenching (solution treatment), followed by an aging process at 800 C and 4 hours. These treatments led to an increase of mechanical properties due to uniformly precipitations of finely dispersed {gamma}' phase-Ni{sub 3}Al throughout the specimens. (Copyright copyright 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  20. Synthesis Of NiCrAlC alloys by mechanical alloying; Sintese de ligas NiCrAlC por moagem de alta energia

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    Silva, A.K.; Pereira, J.I.; Vurobi Junior, S.; Cintho, O.M., E-mail: alissonkws@gmail.co [Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (UEPG), PR (Brazil)

    2010-07-01

    The purpose of the present paper is the synthesis of nickel alloys (NiCrAlC), which has been proposed like a economic alternative to the Stellite family Co alloys using mechanical alloying, followed by sintering heat treatment of milled material. The NiCrAlC alloys consist of a chromium carbides dispersion in a Ni{sub 3}Al intermetallic matrix, that is easily synthesized by mechanical alloying. The use of mechanical alloying enables higher carbides sizes and distribution control in the matrix during sintering. We are also investigated the compaction of the processed materials by compressibility curves. The milling products were characterized by X-ray diffraction, and the end product was featured by conventional metallography and scanning electronic microscopy (SEM), that enabled the identification of desired phases, beyond microhardness test, which has been shown comparable to alloys manufactured by fusion after heat treating. (author)

  1. Parametric Analysis of Tensile Properties of Bimodal Al Alloys by Finite Element Method

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    W.L. Zhanga; S. Li; S.R. Nutt

    2009-01-01

    An axisymmetrical unit cell model was used to represent a bimodal Al alloy that was composed of both nano-grained (NG) and coarse-grained (CG) aluminum. Effects of microstructural and materials parameters on tensile properties of bimodal Al alloy were investigated by finite element method (FEM). The parameters analyzed included aspect ratios of CG Al and the unit cell, volume fraction of CG Al (VFCG), and yield strength and strain hardening exponent of CG Al. Aspect ratios of CG Al and the unit cell have no significant influence on tensile stress-strain response of the bimodal Al alloy. This phenomenon derives from the similarity in elastic modulus and coefficient of thermal expansion between CG Al and NG Al. Conversely, tensile properties of bimodal Al alloy are extremely sensitive to VFCG, yield strength and strain hardening exponent of CG Al.Specifically, as VFCG increases, both yield strength and ultimate tensile strength (UTS) of the bimodal Al alloy decreases, while uniform strain of bimodal Al alloy increases. In addition, an increase in yield strength of CG Al results in an increase in both yield stress and UTS of bimodal Al alloy and a decrease in uniform strain of bimodal Al alloy. The lower capability in lowering the increase of stress concentration in NG Al due to a higher yield strength of CG Al causes the lower uniform strain of the bimodal Al alloy. When strain hardening exponent of CG Al increases, 0.2% yield stress, UT5, and uniform strain of the bimodal Al alloy increases. This can be attributed to the increased work-hardening ability of CG Al with a higher strain hardening exponent.

  2. Synthesis of amorphous Ti-Al alloys by mechanical alloying of elemental powders

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    张俊红; 黄伯云; 贺跃辉; 周科朝; 刘咏

    2002-01-01

    Blended elemental powders with the nominal compositions (mole fraction, %) of Ti54Al46, Ti52Al48 and Ti50Al50 were mechanically alloyed in a planetary ball milling system for up to 100h.The structure evolution in these powders was characterized by scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffraction and differential thermal a nalysis techniques. It was found that elemental powders were progressively trans formed into nanocrystalline Ti(Al) supersaturated solid solution, then into amor phous phase. With increasing Al content, the formation of a fully Ti(Al) supersa turated solid solution and amorphous phase were accelerated, which are attributed to the fine grain size. And the grain size condition for formation of amorpho us phase in this system is ≤16 nm.

  3. Precipitation and strengthening phenomena in Al-Si-Ge and Al-Cu-Si-Ge alloys

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    The objective of this work was to determine whether Al rich Al-Si-Ge and 2000 type Al-Cu-Si-Ge alloys have sufficient hardness to be useful for structural applications. It is shown that in Al-Si-Ge it is not possible to achieve satisfactory hardness through a conventional heat treatment. This result is explained in terms of sluggish precipitation of the diamond-cubic Si-Ge phase coupled with particle coarsening. However, Al-Cu-Si-Ge displayed a uniquely fast aging response, a high peak hardness and a good stability during prolonged aging. The high hardness of the Cu containing alloy is due to the dense and uniform distribution of fine θ' precipitates (metastable Al2Cu) which are heterogeneously nucleated on the Si-Ge particles. High resolution TEM demonstrated that in both alloys all the Si-Ge precipitates start out, and remain multiply twinned throughout the aging treatment. Since the twinned section of the precipitate does not maintain a low index interface with the matrix, the Si-Ge precipitates are equiaxed in morphology. Copyright (2000) AD-TECH - International Foundation for the Advancement of Technology Ltd

  4. Anode properties of Zn 5 Al alloy alloyed by scandium, yttrium and erbium in NaCl medium

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    Present work is devoted to anode properties of Zn 5 Al alloy alloyed by scandium, yttrium and erbium in NaCl medium. The results of studies of influence of scandium, yttrium and erbium additives on anode properties of zink-aluminium alloy Zn 5 Al intended as anode cover for corrosion protection of steel constructions are considered. The dependence of corrosion rate of zink-aluminium alloy Zn 5 Al on rare-earth metals content in NaCl medium is studied.

  5. Effect of yttrium on the microstructure of a semi-solid A356 Al alloy

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    LIU Zheng; HU Yongmei

    2008-01-01

    The semi-solid slurry of an A356 Al alloy,which was grain-freed by yttrium,was manufactured by low temperature pouring.The effects of grain-refining on the morphology and the grain size of the primary α phase in the semi-solid A356 Al alloy were researched.The results indicate that the semi-solid A356 Al alloy with particle-like and rosette-like primary α-Al can be prepared by low temperature pouring from a liquid grain-refined A356 alloy.The grain size and particle morphology of primary α-Al in the A356 Al alloy are markedly improved by the addition of 0.5 wt.% Y.The fining mechanism of Y on the morphology and grain size of the primary α-Al in the semi-solid A356 Al alloy was delved.

  6. Characteristics and Microstructure of a Hypereutectic Al-Si Alloy Powder by Ultrasonic Gas Atomization Process

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    2001-01-01

    A hypereutectic Al-Si alloy powder was prepared by ultrasonic gas atomization process. The morphologies, microstructure and phase constituent of the alloy powder were studied. The results showed that powder of the alloy was very fine and its rnicrostructure was mainly consisted of Si crystals plus intermetallic compound Al9FeSi3, which were. very fine and uniformly distributed.

  7. Diffusion dynamics in liquid and undercooled Al-Ni alloys

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    This work presents data on Ni self-diffusion in binary Al-Ni alloys with high precision. For this, we combined two techniques: containerless electromagnetic levitation to position the samples, and neutron time-of-flight spectroscopy to measure the decay of the self-correlation. This combination offers new measurement ranges, especially at low temperatures, several hundreds of Kelvin below the liquidus temperature. Because without container, the primary cristallization seeds for the metallic melt are avoided. But it is also possible to measure reactive samples, and at very high temperatures at and above 2000K, as problematic reactions with the containing cask won't occur. Furthermore this technique also enables measurements at higher momentum transfer q, as one does not have to limit the q-range of the measurement to avoid Bragg peaks of the solid container material. By this time-of-flight spectroscopy on levitated metallic melts, it is possible to determine the Ni self-diffusion in these alloys directly and on an absolute scale. The dependence of the Ni self-diffusion coefficient on temperature and concentration was studied in pure Ni and binary Al-Ni alloys. In a temperature range of several hundred degrees, we always found Arrhenius-like temperature dependence of the diffusion, irrespective of possible undercooling. In the context of these measurements, we also studied the interdependence between diffusivity in the metallic melt and its quasielastic structure factor. Time-of-flight spectroscopy made it also possible to derive the dynamic partial structure factors of the binary alloy Al80Ni20. All this to enable a better understanding of the atomic processes in the metallic melt, especially of the undercooled melt, as an alloy is always formed out of the (undercooled) melt of its stoichiometric compounds. For this, material transport and diffusion are immensely important. The final goal would be materials design from the melt, i.e. the prediction of alloy

  8. Diffusion dynamics in liquid and undercooled Al-Ni alloys

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    Stueber, Sebastian

    2009-10-05

    This work presents data on Ni self-diffusion in binary Al-Ni alloys with high precision. For this, we combined two techniques: containerless electromagnetic levitation to position the samples, and neutron time-of-flight spectroscopy to measure the decay of the self-correlation. This combination offers new measurement ranges, especially at low temperatures, several hundreds of Kelvin below the liquidus temperature. Because without container, the primary cristallization seeds for the metallic melt are avoided. But it is also possible to measure reactive samples, and at very high temperatures at and above 2000K, as problematic reactions with the containing cask won't occur. Furthermore this technique also enables measurements at higher momentum transfer q, as one does not have to limit the q-range of the measurement to avoid Bragg peaks of the solid container material. By this time-of-flight spectroscopy on levitated metallic melts, it is possible to determine the Ni self-diffusion in these alloys directly and on an absolute scale. The dependence of the Ni self-diffusion coefficient on temperature and concentration was studied in pure Ni and binary Al-Ni alloys. In a temperature range of several hundred degrees, we always found Arrhenius-like temperature dependence of the diffusion, irrespective of possible undercooling. In the context of these measurements, we also studied the interdependence between diffusivity in the metallic melt and its quasielastic structure factor. Time-of-flight spectroscopy made it also possible to derive the dynamic partial structure factors of the binary alloy Al{sub 80}Ni{sub 20}. All this to enable a better understanding of the atomic processes in the metallic melt, especially of the undercooled melt, as an alloy is always formed out of the (undercooled) melt of its stoichiometric compounds. For this, material transport and diffusion are immensely important. The final goal would be materials design from the melt, i.e. the prediction

  9. Morphology and distribution of Al3Fe phase in hypereutectic Al-Fe alloy solidified under magnetic field

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    Ban Chunyan; Zhang Jianfeng; Qian Peng

    2011-01-01

    In this study, the (low) DC and AC magnetic fields and the high magnetic field were applied separately during the solidification process of Al-2.89%Fe alloy. The influences of these magnetic fields on the morphology and distribution of Al3Fe phase in Al-2.89%Fe alloy were investigated. The microstructure and macrostructure of the samples were observed using an optical microscope. The results show that the majority of the primary Al3Fe phase particles in the hypereutectic Al-2.89%Fe alloy is g...

  10. Nanostructures from directionally solidified NiAl-W eutectic alloys

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    A directionally solidified eutectic NiAl-W alloy was employed as a source for NiAl nanopore arrays, W-nanowire arrays and W-nanowires. The NiAl-W eutectic alloy containing 1.5 at.% W. A growth rate of 30 mm h-1 was used at a temperature gradient of 40 K cm-1 in a Bridgman-type directional solidification furnace. A combined stability diagram was derived from the Pourbaix diagrams of the three elements involved (Ni, Al, W). It allowed predicting proper conditions for the selective dissolution of either of the phases. Etching in a mixture of HCl:H2O2 released parallel aligned W-nanowires with a wire diameter of ∼200 nm. The aspect ratio observed in these measurements was over 400. Selective electrodissolution of the W minor phase was possible in a neutral buffer at 0.5 V versus SHE. This procedure yielded regular nanopore arrays with pore diameters of ∼200 nm. The pore density obtained was 8 x 101 m-2. The relative coverage of the wires or the corresponding pores in a cross section was 0.3%. For the material employed in this study a 12 μm2 area corresponds to a single nanowire electrode. The potential of this material and the processing developed is discussed in terms of the production of nanofilters, nanoelectrode sensors, nanowire arrays and quantitative amounts of single crystalline tungsten nanowires

  11. Effect of mischmetal and yttrium on microstructures and mechanical properties of Mg-Al alloy

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    张诗昌; 魏伯康; 蔡启舟; 王立世

    2003-01-01

    The effect of yttrium and mischmetal(MMs) on the as-cast and solid solution treated structures of Mg-Al alloys with different Al-contents was investigated. The results show that the MMs in Mg-Al alloy existed in rodAl4 (Ce, La)compound while Y in Mg-Al alloy in polygonal Al2 Y compound. The amount of Mg17 Al12 in Mg-Al al-loy is decreased with increasing Y or MMs addition, and Mg17 Al12 intermetallic compound is changed from continu-ous network to discontinuous one. The Al4 (Ce, La) and Al2 Y compounds are not dissolved into Mg-Al alloy matrixduring solid solution treatment so that their high heat stability can be exhibited. The experiment of mechanical prop-erties indicate that elongation and impact toughness of the Mg-Al-Y alloy with polygonal Al2 Y compound are higherthan those of Mg-Al-MMs alloy with rod Al4 (Ce, La) compound.

  12. Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of Neutron Irradiated Cold-worked Al-1050 and Al-6063 Alloys

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    The impact of neutron irradiation on the internal microstructure, mechanical properties and fracture morphology of cold-worked Al-1050 and Al-6063 alloys was studied, using scanning and transmission electron microscopy, and tensile measurements. Specimens consisting of 50 mm long and 6 mm wide gauge sections, were punched out from Al-1050 and Al-6063 23% cold-worked tubes. They were exposed to prolonged neutron irradiation of up to 4.5x1025 and 8x1025 thermal neutrons/m2 (E -3 s-1. In general, the uniform and total elongation, the yield stress, and the ultimate tensile strength increase as functions of fluence. However, for Al-1050 a decrease in the ultimate tensile strength and yield stress was observed up to a fluence of 1x1025 thermal neutrons/m2 which then increase with thermal neutrons fluence. Metallographic examination and fractography for Al-6063 revealed a decrease in the local area reduction of the final fracture necking. This reduction is accompanied by a morphology transition from ductile transgranular shear rupture to a combination of transgranular shear with intergranular dimpled rupture. The intergranular rupture area increases with fluence. In contrast, for Al-1050, fracture morphology remains ductile transgranular shear rupture and the final local area reduction remains almost constant No voids could be observed in either alloy up to the maximum fluence. The dislocation density of cold-worked Al was found to decrease with the thermal neutron fluence. Prolonged annealing of unirradiated cold-worked Al-6063 at 52 degree led to similar results. Thus, it appears that, under our irradiation conditions, whereby the temperature encompassing the samples increases the exposure to this thermal field is the major factor influencing the mechanical properties and microstructure of aluminum alloys

  13. Ordered omega derivatives in (Zr3Al)-Nb alloys

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    Various kinds of phase transformation, viz., spinodal decomposition, omega transformation, precipitation reactions and martensitic transformation can be induced in ternary (Zr3Al)-Nb alloys in conditions far removed from equilibrium. Transformation sequences in alloys containing 3% niobium are described and rationalized in terms of some basic tendencies such as phase separation and chemical ordering in the β (bcc) phase and displacive omega and β to α (hcp) transformations. Microstructures of rapidly solidified alloy showed a distribution of cuboidal (D88 phase) particles in the β matrix. The periodic arrangement of these particles along the β directions was indicative of a spinodal transformation which preceded their formation. The β → D88 transformation could be accomplished by the superimposition of three processes, namely, chemical ordering, lattice collapse akin to ω transformation and vacancy ordering. During isothermal aging the D88 phase transformed into the B82 phase. The observed lattice correspondence and transformation morphology suggested that the D88 to B82 structural change involved the replacement of structural vacancies in the former by zirconium atoms without any reconstitution of the lattice. The evolution of the equilibrium Zr3Al (L12 structure) phase during prolonged aging were also studied

  14. The cyclic oxidation resistance at 1200 C of Beta-NiAl, FeAl, and CoAl alloys with selected third element additions

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    The intermetallic compounds Beta-NiAl, FeAl, and CoAl were tested in cyclic oxidation with selected third element alloy additions. Tests in static air for 200 1-hr cycles at 1200 C indicated by specific weight change/time data and x-ray diffraction analysis that the 5 at percent alloy additions did not significantly improve the oxidation resistance over the alumina forming baseline alloys without the additions. Many of the alloy additions were actually deleterious. Ta and Nb were the only alloy additions that actually altered the nature of the oxide(s) formed and still maintained the oxidation resistance of the protective alumina scale

  15. Creep strength of centrifugally cast Al-rich TiAl alloys

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    Sturm, D., E-mail: daniel.sturm@masch-bau.uni-magdeburg.de [Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet Magdeburg, Institut fuer Werkstoff- und Fuegetechnik, Lehrstuhl Werkstoffprueftechnik, Postfach 4120, D-39016 Magdeburg (Germany); Heilmaier, M.; Saage, H. [Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet Magdeburg, Institut fuer Werkstoff- und Fuegetechnik, Lehrstuhl Werkstoffprueftechnik, Postfach 4120, D-39016 Magdeburg (Germany); Paninski, M.; Schmitz, G.J.; Drevermann, A. [ACCESS e.V., Intzestrasse 5, D-52072 Aachen (Germany); Palm, M.; Stein, F.; Engberding, N. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Eisenforschung GmbH, Max-Planck-Str. 1, D-40237 Duesseldorf (Germany); Kelm, K.; Irsen, S. [Stiftung Caesar, Electron Microscopy, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, 53175 Bonn (Germany)

    2009-06-15

    High-temperature creep of a binary Al{sub 60}Ti{sub 40} (at.%) alloy in the as-cast state and after annealing at 1223 K for 200 h which produced nearly lamellar {gamma}-TiAl + r-Al{sub 2}Ti microstructure was studied utilizing creep compression tests in a temperature range between 1173 and 1323 K in air. The material was manufactured by centrifugal casting. Microstructural characterization was carried out employing light-optical scanning (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) as well as X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses. It is shown that the alloy exhibits reasonable creep resistance at 1173 K, especially in relation to its low density of around 3.8 g/cm{sup 3}. Stress exponents calculated as n = {Delta}log (strain rate)/{Delta}log (stress) = 4 were found to be relatively constant for the temperature and stress regime investigated. This indicates that dislocation climb may be the rate controlling creep mechanism. The assessment of creep tests conducted at identical stress levels and varying temperatures yielded activation energies for creep of around Q = 457 kJ/mol in the as-cast condition. This value is significantly higher than those found in literature for interdiffusion of Al or Ti in {gamma}-TiAl. It is concluded that the difference is a due to the instability of the microstructure of the as-cast multi-phase alloy.

  16. Radiation damage during HRTEM studies in pure Al and Al alloys

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    Mingler, B.; H. Peter Karnthaler [Univ. of Vienna (Austria). Inst. of Materials Physics

    2006-07-15

    During transmission electron microscopy (TEM) investigations of Al alloys, defects caused by the electron irradiation can occur. Since the image contrast of these irradiation defects is similar to that of early stages of precipitates, care is needed to avoid confusion. In the present paper the formation and the coarsening of radiation damage defects were studied by in situ TEM in both, pure Al and Al alloys. High-resolution (HR)TEM images show on an atomic level that the radiation defects are extrinsic Frank loops (some converted into unfaulted prismatic loops); they are distributed homogeneously within the TEM foil but inhomogeneously on the four {l_brace}111{r_brace} planes. Applying HRTEM imaging conditions, the minimum electron energy causing defects is found to be as low as 110 keV using a [110] beam direction. The results for pure Al are very similar to those of the Al alloys. Therefore, during HRTEM studies (using accelerating voltages > 100 kV) the formation of radiation defects seems inevitable; they can be distinguished from the early stages of precipitates if they lie on different planes. (orig.)

  17. Radiation damage during HRTEM studies in pure Al and Al alloys

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    During transmission electron microscopy (TEM) investigations of Al alloys, defects caused by the electron irradiation can occur. Since the image contrast of these irradiation defects is similar to that of early stages of precipitates, care is needed to avoid confusion. In the present paper the formation and the coarsening of radiation damage defects were studied by in situ TEM in both, pure Al and Al alloys. High-resolution (HR)TEM images show on an atomic level that the radiation defects are extrinsic Frank loops (some converted into unfaulted prismatic loops); they are distributed homogeneously within the TEM foil but inhomogeneously on the four {111} planes. Applying HRTEM imaging conditions, the minimum electron energy causing defects is found to be as low as 110 keV using a [110] beam direction. The results for pure Al are very similar to those of the Al alloys. Therefore, during HRTEM studies (using accelerating voltages > 100 kV) the formation of radiation defects seems inevitable; they can be distinguished from the early stages of precipitates if they lie on different planes. (orig.)

  18. Creep strength of centrifugally cast Al-rich TiAl alloys

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    High-temperature creep of a binary Al60Ti40 (at.%) alloy in the as-cast state and after annealing at 1223 K for 200 h which produced nearly lamellar γ-TiAl + r-Al2Ti microstructure was studied utilizing creep compression tests in a temperature range between 1173 and 1323 K in air. The material was manufactured by centrifugal casting. Microstructural characterization was carried out employing light-optical scanning (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) as well as X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses. It is shown that the alloy exhibits reasonable creep resistance at 1173 K, especially in relation to its low density of around 3.8 g/cm3. Stress exponents calculated as n = Δlog (strain rate)/Δlog (stress) = 4 were found to be relatively constant for the temperature and stress regime investigated. This indicates that dislocation climb may be the rate controlling creep mechanism. The assessment of creep tests conducted at identical stress levels and varying temperatures yielded activation energies for creep of around Q = 457 kJ/mol in the as-cast condition. This value is significantly higher than those found in literature for interdiffusion of Al or Ti in γ-TiAl. It is concluded that the difference is a due to the instability of the microstructure of the as-cast multi-phase alloy.

  19. Microstructure of two phases alloy Al3Ti/Al3Ti0.75Fe0.25

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    The titanium-aluminium system presents three intermetallic compounds from those Al3Ti is what less attention has received. The objective of this work is to generate and characterize the microstructure of multiphase alloys nearby to Al3Ti compound through Fe addition as alloying. This is because it has been seen that little precipitates of Al2Ti phase over Al3Ti intermetallic compound increases its ductility. (Author)

  20. Effects of Si Addition and Heating Ar on the Electromigration Performance of Al-Alloy Interconnects

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    Lee, Dok Won; Lee, Byung-Zu; Jeong, Jong Yeul; Park, Hyun; Shim, Kyu Cheol; Kim, Jong Seok; Park, Young Bae; Woo, Sun-Woong; Lee, Jeong-gun

    2002-02-01

    The electromigration (EM) performance of Ti/Al-alloy multilayered metallization with one-step sputtered Al-alloy has been studied. The Al-alloys investigated included Al-1.0%Si-0.5%Cu and Al-0.5%Cu, and the Al-alloy films were prepared with and without heating Ar. The package-level EM test results indicate that the EM resistance of the Al-Si-Cu stack is nearly identical to that of the Al-Cu stack. Si addition was found to degrade the microstructure of the Al-alloy film, while it had the retarding effect on the Ti/Al reaction, which suggests that there exists a trade-off between the film microstructure and the formation of TiAl3 intermetallic compound. The EM performance of the one-step sputtered Al-alloy stack was enhanced by the use of heating Ar during the deposition of Al-alloy film, which has been attributed to the improved microstructure of the Al-alloy film by the use of heating Ar.

  1. Effect of Impurities and Cerium on Stress Concentration Sensitivity of Al-Li Based Alloys

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    孟亮; 田丽

    2002-01-01

    A notch sensitivity factor was derived in order to evaluate the stress concentration sensitivity of Al-Li based alloys. The factor values for the Al-Li alloy sheets containing various contents of impurities and cerium addition were evaluated by determining the mechanical properties. It is found that the impurities Fe, Si, Na and K significantly enhance the stress concentration sensitivity of the alloys 2090 and 8090, whereas cerium addition reduces the stress concentration sensitivity to a certain degree for the high strength alloys. However, an excess amount of cerium addition in the high ductility alloy 1420 can significantly increase the stress concentration sensitivity. As compared with conventional aluminum alloys, the Al-Li based alloys generally show high stress concentration sensitivity. Therefore, a special attention must be paid to this problem in the practical application of Al-Li based alloys.

  2. Characterization of steel 1035 hot-dip-aluminized in pure Al and Al-Cu alloys

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    Medium carbon steel strips containing 0.35% carbon were hot-dip-aluminized in pure AI and AI-Cu alloys. An iron-aluminum interlayer, which is brittle in nature, developed at the interface between the melt and the steel substrate. Cu additions (4-16% by weight) in AI affected the growth rate of interlayer as well as the hardness and oxidation resistance of the aluminized surface. These effects were examined by using scanning electron microscopy, XRD 'X-Ray Diffraction'), and TGA (Thermal Gravimetric Analysis). In HAD (Hot Dip Aluminizing) with pure aluminum, the interlayer was 'thick' and exhibited a finger-like growth into steel substrate. While aluminizing in AI-Cu alloys, the thickness of the interlayer decreased consistently by gradually increasing the addition of Cu content in AI from 4-16%. Further, the addition of Cu beyond 12% transformed finger-like interface into nearly smooth interface. XRD analysis revealed that due to Cu addition, the tetragonal phases, Al/sub 2/ Cu and AI7Cu/sub 2/ Fe formed in surface coating in addition to FeAI/sub 3/ and Fe/sub 2/ Al/sub 5/ which generally form in steel HDA in pure Al. Their formation caused to reduce the growth of interlayer. Steel surface aluminized in AI-Cu alloys exhibited better hardness than of aluminized in pure AI and AI-Si alloys and also expressed excellent oxidation resistance up to 632 degree C. (author)

  3. SIMULATIVE INVESTIGATION OF GRAIN BOUNDARIES IN NiAl ALLOY

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    1999-01-01

    Using embedded atom potentials and molecular static relaxation method or Monte Carlo relaxation method, the grain boundary atomic structures of a series of [100], [110] and [111] symmetric tilt grain boundaries in NiAl with different geometrical indexes and compositions were studied. The grain boundary energies, grain boundary cohesive energies and point defects formation energies at the grain boundary were calculated. The results show that the grain boundaries of NiAl alloy have a periodic unit structure. Grain boundary energies of Al rich grain boundary is very high, but the cohesive energies are lower than those of others. The interaction of point defects and grain boundaries shows that grain boundaries incline to absorb point defects to decrease their orders and to relax the distortions caused by point defects. The boundary atomic structures relaxed by Monte Carlo method show that the disorder of them, grain boundary energies and cohesive energies increase with increasing temperature.

  4. Thermodynamic prediction of thixoformability in alloys based on the Al-Si-Cu and Al-Si-Cu-Mg systems

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    Liu, D. [Department of Engineering, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH (United Kingdom); Atkinson, H.V. [Department of Engineering, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH (United Kingdom); Jones, H. [Department of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield, Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 3JD (United Kingdom)

    2005-08-15

    Most commercial semi-solid processing (of which thixoforming is one type) utilises the conventional casting alloys A356 and A357. There is, however, a demand to widen the range of alloys, including those with higher performance which tend to show poor characteristics for thixoforming. Thermodynamic calculation packages, such as MTDATA, provide a tool for predicting thixoformability. Here, the effects of compositional variations, in particular the effect of added copper on the thixoformability of alloy A356 and the effect of added silicon on the thixoformability of alloy 2014, have been investigated using MTDATA thermodynamic and phase equilibrium software combined with the MTAL database. Criteria for thixoformability are identified and a range of alloy compositions based on Al-Si-Cu and Al-Si-Cu-Mg evaluated in relation to these criteria. Compositions which satisfy these criteria include: 308 (Al-5.5Si-4.5Cu); 319 (Al-6Si-3.5Cu); 238 (Al-10Cu-4Si-0.3Mg); 355 (Al-5Si-1.3Cu-0.5Mg); 2014 based alloys Al-4.4Cu-0.5Mg-(4-6)Si; and a range of alloys (7.5 Si + Cu 9 and 1.5 Si/Cu 2.33) and alloys (9 < Si + Cu 10 and Si/Cu = 1.5) based on the Al-Si-Cu-Mg system.

  5. Computational investigation of constitutional liquation in Al-Cu alloys

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    Constitutional liquation means the local eutectic melting of second-phase particles in a matrix at temperatures above the eutectic temperature and below the solidus of the alloy, which may occur in the heat-affected zone (HAZ) during welding. In the present paper, the constitutional liquation in the Al-Cu system was computationally investigated using the DICTRA program coupled with critically assessed thermodynamic and kinetic databases. Computer simulated results are in quantitative agreement with existing experimental data. The computational procedures for obtaining the critical heating rate to avoid constitutional liquation are demonstrated. The critical heating rate was found to be inversely proportional to the square of the precipitate size. The present computational procedures can be readily extended to predict the susceptibility of multicomponent commercial alloys to constitutional liquation during welding with available thermodynamic and kinetic databases

  6. Numerical Modeling of Dendrite Growth in Al Alloys

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    许庆彦; 柳百成

    2004-01-01

    Dendritic grains are the most often observed microstructure in metals and alloys. In the past decade, more and more attention has been paid to the modeling and simulation of dendritic microstructures. This paper describes a modified diffusion-limited aggregation model to simulate the complex shape of the dendrite grains during metal solidification. The fractal model was used to simulate equiaxed dendrite growth. The fractal dimensions of simulated Al alloy structures range from 1.63-1.88 which compares well with the experimentally-measured fractal dimension of 1.85; therefore, the model accurately predicts not only the dendritic structure morphology, but also the fractal dimension of the dendrite structure formed during solidification.

  7. Fatigue behaviour and crack growth rate of cryorolled Al 7075 alloy

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    Highlights: → High cycle fatigue of cryorolled Al 7075 alloy has been investigated. → Cryorolled Al alloy showed significant enhancement in fatigue strength. → FCGR resistance of the ufg Al alloy is higher at higher values of applied stress. - Abstract: The effects of cryorolling (CR) on high cycle fatigue (HCF) and fatigue crack growth rate behaviour of Al 7075 alloy have been investigated in the present work. The Al 7075 alloy was rolled for different thickness reductions (40% and 70%) at cryogenic (liquid nitrogen) temperature and its tensile strength, fatigue life, and fatigue crack growth mechanism were studied by using tensile testing, constant amplitude stress controlled fatigue testing, and fatigue crack growth rate testing using load shedding (decreasing ΔK) technique. The microstructural characterization of the alloy was carried out by using Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). The cryorolled Al alloy after 70% thickness reduction exhibits ultrafine grain (ufg) structure as observed from its FESEM micrographs. The cryorolled Al 7075 alloys showed improved mechanical properties (Y.S, U.T.S, Impact energy and Fracture toughness are 430 Mpa, 530 Mpa, 21 J, 24 Mpa m1/2 for 40CR alloy) as compared to the bulk 7075 Al alloy. It is due to suppression of dynamic recovery and accumulation of higher dislocations density in the cryorolled Al alloys. The cryorolled Al alloy investigated under HCF regime of intermediate to low plastic strain amplitudes has shown the significant enhancement in fatigue strength as compared to the coarse grained (CG) bulk alloy due to effective grain refinement. Fatigue crack growth (FCGR) resistance of the ufg Al alloy has been found be higher, especially at higher values of applied stress intensity factor ΔK The reasons behind such crack growth retardation is due to diffused crack branching mechanism, interaction between a propagating crack and the increased amount of grain boundaries (GB), and steps developed

  8. As-cast microstructure of Al-Zn-Mg and Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloys added erbium

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    MAO Jian-wei; JIN Tou-nan; XU Guo-fu; NIE Zuo-ren

    2005-01-01

    The effects of different contents of rare earth element, and erbium, on the as-cast microstructures of Al-6Zn-2Mg and Al-6Zn-2Mg-1.8Cu alloys were studied by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffractometry, transmission electron microscopy and EDS analysis. The results show that the netlike structure of as-cast alloys can be remarkably refined, and the distance of dendritic structure decreases, with Er addition. However, the improvement results on Al-Zn-Mg-Cu are not better than that of Al-Zn-Mg. Er and Al can interact to form Al3Er phase, which is coherent with α(Al) matrix, with trace Er addition to the Al-Zn-Mg alloy. The refinement effect of Al-Zn-Mg alloys is familiar with the formation and precipitation of coherent Al3Er phases. The ternary compound AlCuEr, similar with AlCuSc phase, will form when Er is added to Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloy, which suppresses the formation of Al3Er phase and doesn't solve in the following heat treatment.

  9. A new technique to modify hypereutectic Al-24%Si alloys by a Si-P master alloy

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    Wu Yaping; Wang Shujun; Li Hui [Key Laboratory of Liquid Structure and Heredity of Materials, Ministry of Education, Shandong University, 73 Jingshi Road, Jinan 250061 (China); Liu Xiangfa [Key Laboratory of Liquid Structure and Heredity of Materials, Ministry of Education, Shandong University, 73 Jingshi Road, Jinan 250061 (China)], E-mail: xfliu@sdu.edu.cn

    2009-05-27

    The modification effect of a Si-P master alloy on Al-24%Si alloy was investigated by using electron probe micro-analyzer (EPMA) and optical microscopy (OM). The dissolution problem of the Si-P master alloys was solved by changing the sequence of addition. When the Si-P master alloy was added into Al melt before the addition of silicon, the best modification effect could be achieved. The modification parameters of the master alloy on Al-24%Si alloy were optimized through designing and analyzing the orthogonal experiment, and their influences on the modification effect were discussed. The results show that the influence of temperature on the modification effect is the greatest, followed by the addition level, and the holding time is the least. The optimized modification parameters are the modification temperature of 810 deg. C, the addition level of 0.35 wt.%, the holding time of 30 min + 50 min whose meaning is that the Si-P master alloy is added firstly to the molten Al, and silicon is added 30 min later, then holding another 50 min. In addition, the modification mechanism of the Si-P master alloy on Al-24%Si alloy was also discussed.

  10. Density of Ni-Al Alloys in Liquid and Solid-Liquid Coexistence State Measured by a Modified Pycnometric Method

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    Liang FANG; Feng XIAO; Zushu LI; Zainan TAO

    2004-01-01

    The density of Ni-Al alloys in both liquid state and solid-liquid coexistence state was measured with a modified pycnometric method. It was found that the density of NI-Al alloys decreases with increasing temperature and Al concentration in the alloys. The molar volume of liquid Ni-Al binary alloys increases with the increase of temperature and Al concentration. The partial molar volume of Al in NI-Al binary alloy was calculated approximately. The molar volume of liquid NI-Al alloy determined in the present work shows a negative deviation from the ideal linear molar volume.

  11. Effects of titanium on microstructure and mechanical properties of ZnAl4Y alloy

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    Wang Jianhua; Wang Xiande; Tu Hao

    2011-01-01

    The effect of Ti on the microstructure and mechanical properties of zinc-aluminum ZnAl4Y alloy has been investigated in this work. Small amount of Ti was added into ZnAl4Y alloy in the form of Al-10wt.%Ti alloy. The results show that Ti addition into ZnAl4Y alloy refines the primary η-Zn phase and increases the amount of η-Zn + α-Al eutectic structure. There exists a ternary T phase in Zn-Al-Ti alloy. Fine TiAl3 particles and Ti-Zn compounds can serve as the nucleation sites of the α-Al and η...

  12. Laser Cladding of γ-TiAl Intermetallic Alloy on Titanium Alloy Substrates

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    Maliutina, Iuliia Nikolaevna; Si-Mohand, Hocine; Piolet, Romain; Missemer, Florent; Popelyukh, Albert Igorevich; Belousova, Natalya Sergeevna; Bertrand, Philippe

    2016-01-01

    The enhancement of titanium and titanium alloy's tribological properties is of major interest in many applications such as the aerospace and automotive industry. Therefore, the current research paper investigates the laser cladding of Ti48Al2Cr2Nb powder onto Ti6242 titanium alloy substrates. The work was carried out in two steps. First, the optimal deposition parameters were defined using the so-called "combined parameters," i.e., the specific energy E specific and powder density G. Thus, the results show that those combined parameters have a significant influence on the geometry, microstructure, and microhardness of titanium aluminide-formed tracks. Then, the formation of dense, homogeneous, and defect-free coatings based on optimal parameters has been investigated. Optical and scanning electron microscopy techniques as well as energy-dispersive spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction analyses have shown that a duplex structure consisting of γ-TiAl and α 2-Ti3Al phases was obtained in the coatings during laser cladding. Moreover, it was shown that produced coatings exhibit higher values of microhardness (477 ± 9 Hv0.3) and wear resistance (average friction coefficient is 0.31 and volume of worn material is 5 mm3 after 400 m) compared to those obtained with bare titanium alloy substrates (353 Hv0.3, average friction coefficient is 0.57 and a volume of worn material after 400 m is 35 mm3).

  13. Feeding and Distribution of Porosity in Cast Al-Si Alloys as Function of Alloy Composition and Modification

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    Tiedje, Niels Skat; Taylor, John A.; Easton, Mark A.

    2012-01-01

    Unmodified, Na-modified, and Sr-modified castings of Al-7 pct Si and Al-12.5 pct Si alloys were cast in molds in which it was possible to create different cooling conditions. It is shown how solidification influences the distribution of porosity at the surface and the center of the castings as a...... casting, while Sr-modified castings solidify in a mushy manner that creates a more homogeneous distribution of porosity in the casting. The amount of porosity was highest in the Sr-modified alloys, lower in the Na-modified alloys, and lowest in the unmodified alloys. The size of the porosity-free layer...

  14. Microstructure Scaling Properties and Fatigue Resistance of Pre-Strained Aluminium Alloys (Part 1: Al-Cu alloy)

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    Froustey, C.; NAIMARK, O.; BANNIKOV, M.; Oborin, V.

    2010-01-01

    Abstract The objective of this work is to provide the link between the fatigue behaviour of pre-strained aluminium alloys and the scaling properties of damage induced on the fracture surface. Fatigue tests performed on pre-strained aluminium alloys revealed a large difference in their residual fatigue resistance linked to the material: the Al-Cu alloy demonstrated a sharp decrease of HCF life-time due to the pre-straining whereas the insensitivity of the Al-Mg alloy was clear. For ...

  15. Structure of Al-Ni alloy after equichannel angular pressing

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    The structural-phase state of the Al-Li alloy rods, obtained under different conditions of the equichannel angular (ECA) pressing is studied. The fine-grained structure is formed in the ECA-pressing process, whereby the more fine grains correspond to the lower pressing temperatures. The dislocation substructure, including the subgrains, limited by the dislocation boundaries, is formed in the majority of the grains. The most developed substructure is formed in the process of pressing at the increased temperatures, when the largest grains are formed. Only the samples with such a structure manifested the superplasticity

  16. Influence of technological factors on eutectic silicon morphology in Al-Si alloys

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    P. Skocovský; E. Tillová; Belan, J.

    2009-01-01

    From the background about Al-Si alloys modifying from eutectic silicon morphology and mechanical properties relation point of view is at solving of chosen technological problems used structural analysis and Si morphology quantification. There were solved two concrete problems: parameters of solution annealing AlSi9Cu3 alloy and confirming of laser treatment influence on AlSi7Mg0.3 alloy structure. In both cases have material heating caused spheroidization of eutectic silicon. Optimal regime o...

  17. RESEARCH OF MECHANICAL PROPERTY GRADIENT DISTRIBUTION OF Al-Cu ALLOY IN CENTRIFUGAL CASTING

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    ZHI SUN; YANWEI SUI; AIHUI LIU; BANGSHENG LI; JINGJIE GUO

    2011-01-01

    Al-Cu alloy castings are obtained using centrifugal casting. The regularity of mechanical property gradient distribution of Al-Cu alloy castings with the same centrifugal radius at different positions is investigated. The result shows that the tensile strength, yield strength, elongation and microscope hardness exhibit the following gradient distribution characteristic — high on both sides and low on the center. The trend of mechanical property gradient distribution of Al-Cu alloy increases w...

  18. Quantification of Microsegregation in Cast Al-Si-Cu Alloys

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    Ganesan, M.; Thuinet, L.; Dye, D.; Lee, P. D.

    2007-08-01

    The random sampling approach offers an elegant yet accurate way of validating microsegregation models. However, both instrumental errors and interference from secondary phases complicate the treatment of randomly sampled microprobe data. This study demonstrates that the normal procedure of sorting the data for each element independently can lead to inaccurate estimation of segregation profiles within multicomponent, multiphase, aluminum alloys. A recently proposed alloy-independent approach is shown to more reliably isolate these interferences, allowing more accurate validation of microsegregation models. Application of this approach to examine solidification segregation of a 319-type alloy demonstrated that, for these slowly cooled castings, neither Sr or TiB2 additions significantly affected coring of Cu within the primary α-Al dendrites. Comparison against predictions of CALPHAD-type Gulliver-Scheil models was less satisfactory. Consideration of back-diffusion and morphology effects through a one-dimensional (1-D) numerical model do not improve the agreement. Possible reasons for the lack of agreement are hypothesized.

  19. Radial macrosegregation and dendrite clustering in directionally solidified Al-7Si and Al-19Cu alloys

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    Ghods, M.; Johnson, L.; Lauer, M.; Grugel, R. N.; Tewari, S. N.; Poirier, D. R.

    2016-05-01

    Hypoeutectic Al-7 wt% Si and Al-19 wt% Cu alloys were directionally solidified upward in a Bridgman furnace through a range of constant growth speeds and thermal gradients. Though processing is thermo-solutally stable, flow initiated by gravity-independent advection at, slightly leading, central dendrites moves rejected solute out ahead and across the advancing interface. Here any lagging dendrites are further suppressed which promotes a curved solid-liquid interface and the eventual dendrite "clustering" seen in transverse sections (dendrite "steepling" in longitudinal orientations) as well as extensive radial macrosegregation. Both aluminum alloys showed considerable macrosegregation at the low growth speeds (10 and 30 μm s-1) but not at higher speed (72 μm s-1). Distribution of the fraction eutectic-constituent on transverse sections was determined in order to quantitatively describe radial macrosegregation. The convective mechanisms leading to dendrite-steepling were elucidated with numerical simulations, and their results compared with the experimental observations.

  20. Electron-ion plasma modification of Al-based alloys

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    Ivanov, Yurii, E-mail: yufi55@mail.ru [Institute of High-Current Electronics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 634055, Russia, Tomsk, 2/3 Akademicheskiy Ave (Russian Federation); National Research Tomsk State University, 634050, Russia, Tomsk, 36 Lenina Str (Russian Federation); National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, 634050, Russia, Tomsk, 30 Lenina Str (Russian Federation); Rygina, Mariya, E-mail: l-7755me@mail.ru [National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, 634050, Russia, Tomsk, 30 Lenina Str (Russian Federation); Petrikova, Elizaveta, E-mail: elizmarkova@yahoo.com; Krysina, Olga, E-mail: krysina-82@mail.ru; Teresov, Anton, E-mail: tad514@sibmail.com [Institute of High-Current Electronics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 634055, Russia, Tomsk, 2/3 Akademicheskiy Ave (Russian Federation); National Research Tomsk State University, 634050, Russia, Tomsk, 36 Lenina Str (Russian Federation); Ivanova, Olga, E-mail: ivaov@mail.ru; Ikonnikova, Irina, E-mail: irina-ikonnikova@yandex.ru [Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building, Tomsk, 634002, Russia, Tomsk, 2 Solyanaya Sq (Russian Federation)

    2016-01-15

    The paper reports on the study where we analyzed the surface structure and strength properties of coated Al alloys modified by electron-ion plasma treatment. The Al alloys were deposited with a thin (≈0.5 μm) TiCu film coating (TiCu-Al system) and with a hard TiCuN coating (TiCuN–AlSi system) on a TRIO vacuum setup in the plasma of low-pressure arc discharges. The temperature fields and phase transformations in the film–substrate system were estimated by numerical simulation in a wide range of electron energy densities (5–30 J/cm{sup 2}) and pulse durations (50–200 μs). The calculations allowed us to determine the threshold energy density and pulse duration at which the surface structure of the irradiated Al-based systems is transformed in a single-phase state (solid or liquid) and in a two-phase state (solid plus liquid). The elemental composition, defect structure, phase state, and lattice state in the modified surface layers were examined by optical, scanning, and transmission electron microscopy, and by X-ray diffraction analysis. The mechanical characteristics of the modified layers were studied by measuring the hardness and Young’s modulus. The tribological properties of the modified layers were analyzed by measuring the wear resistance and friction coefficient. It is shown that melting and subsequent high-rate crystallization of the TiCu–Al system makes possible a multiphase Al-based surface structure with the following characteristics: crystallite size ranging within micrometer, microhardness of more than 3 times that in the specimen bulk, and wear resistance ≈1.8 times higher compared to the initial material. Electron beam irradiation of the TiCuN–AlSi system allows fusion of the coating into the substrate, thus increasing the wear resistance of the material ≈2.2 times at a surface hardness of ∼14 GPa.

  1. Electron-ion plasma modification of Al-based alloys

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    The paper reports on the study where we analyzed the surface structure and strength properties of coated Al alloys modified by electron-ion plasma treatment. The Al alloys were deposited with a thin (≈0.5 μm) TiCu film coating (TiCu-Al system) and with a hard TiCuN coating (TiCuN–AlSi system) on a TRIO vacuum setup in the plasma of low-pressure arc discharges. The temperature fields and phase transformations in the film–substrate system were estimated by numerical simulation in a wide range of electron energy densities (5–30 J/cm2) and pulse durations (50–200 μs). The calculations allowed us to determine the threshold energy density and pulse duration at which the surface structure of the irradiated Al-based systems is transformed in a single-phase state (solid or liquid) and in a two-phase state (solid plus liquid). The elemental composition, defect structure, phase state, and lattice state in the modified surface layers were examined by optical, scanning, and transmission electron microscopy, and by X-ray diffraction analysis. The mechanical characteristics of the modified layers were studied by measuring the hardness and Young’s modulus. The tribological properties of the modified layers were analyzed by measuring the wear resistance and friction coefficient. It is shown that melting and subsequent high-rate crystallization of the TiCu–Al system makes possible a multiphase Al-based surface structure with the following characteristics: crystallite size ranging within micrometer, microhardness of more than 3 times that in the specimen bulk, and wear resistance ≈1.8 times higher compared to the initial material. Electron beam irradiation of the TiCuN–AlSi system allows fusion of the coating into the substrate, thus increasing the wear resistance of the material ≈2.2 times at a surface hardness of ∼14 GPa

  2. Microstructure controlled bending response in AA6016 Al alloys

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    Highlights: → The hemmability of two AA6016-type aluminium alloys in T4P temper state is studied. → High Mg content and long solutionizing times increase the precipitation potential. → Inhomogeneous grain boundary particles form by precipitation of alloying elements. → Large amount of particles combined with high matrix strength reduce the hemmability. → Intergranular fracture is promoted by grain boundary debonding and voids formation. - Abstract: A contemporary approach in the car weight reduction is the use of low weight and high strength Al alloys sheets for hang-on body panels production. The final step in the forming route of such panels is the attachment of the outer skin to the inner part of the panel by applying a hemming operation. This joining method is cheap, easy to perform and environment-friendly, but requires severe 180 deg. bending of the edges of the outer skin which quite often results in cracking or complete tearing of the bend surface. Such kind of failure restricts the further application of the hemmed products. The microstructures after solution heat treatment and pre-aging (T4P temper state) of two grades age-hardening AA6016-type aluminium alloy sheets were studied in this work by means of optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and electron backscatter diffraction. The obtained results were related to the hemming response of the grades. It was found that the alloy composition is one of the main parameters controlling the bendability of these grades through the amount of the formed strengthening phases. However, the applied thermal treatment remains the key factor responsible for the favorable distribution of these phases into the microstructure. The grain size and the volume fraction of the constituent particles were found to play secondary role in forming the material bending properties and can be only used for their fine tuning. The presence of Mg2Si (β-phase) and/or Al1.9CuMg4.1Si3.3 (Q-phase) particles in the grain

  3. Tribological properties of Al 7075 alloy based composites strengthened with Al2O3 fibres

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    K. Naplocha; J.W. Kaczmar

    2011-01-01

    Wear resistance of 7075 aluminium alloy based composite materials reinforced with Al2O3 Saffil fibres was investigated. The measurementsof wear were performed applying the pin-on-disc method at dry friction conditions with the gray iron counterpart. The effects ofpressure of composite samples on the counterpart made of gray iron and the orientation of fibers in relation to the friction surface on wear rate were determined. The materials were produced by squeeze casting method where 80-90% por...

  4. Effect of Alloying Elements to Aluminium on the Wettability of AL/SiC System

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    CANDAN, Ercan

    2002-01-01

    The wettability at a liquid Al-alloy/SiC interface was evaluated by the sessile drop method at 750oC. The wetting angle, q ,of a sessile drop on SiC substrate decreased with the addition of Pb, Mg and Ca to pure aluminium. The reduction in q of the Al-Pb alloy was proportional to the reduction in surface tension, glv, of aluminium, whereas in Al-Mg and Al-Ca alloys the reduction in q was greater than the reduction in g lv of Al. This was attributed to reactions that took place at the Al-all...

  5. Study of δ-hydrides in Ti-2Al-2.5Zr and Ti-4Al-2V alloys

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    2006-01-01

    The α alloy Ti-2Al-2.5Zr and near α alloy Ti-4Al-2V were hydrogenated to various levels. The morphology,orientation relation (OR), and habit plane of the hydrides were studied by means of transmission electron microscopy (TEM). It was found that in the two alloys most of the precipitates are δ-hydrides which have fcc structure with the lattice parameter a = 0.44 nm. Two basic orientation relationships and habit planes of the precipitates are determined. Twin structure was observed in both alloys.

  6. Study on Mg/Al Weld Seam Based on Zn–Mg–Al Ternary Alloy

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    Liming Liu

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Based on the idea of alloying welding seams, a series of Zn–xAl filler metals was calculated and designed for joining Mg/Al dissimilar metals by gas tungsten arc (GTA welding. An infrared thermography system was used to measure the temperature of the welding pool during the welding process to investigate the solidification process. It was found that the mechanical properties of the welded joints were improved with the increasing of the Al content in the Zn–xAl filler metals, and when Zn–30Al was used as the filler metal, the ultimate tensile strength could reach a maximum of 120 MPa. The reason for the average tensile strength of the joint increasing was that the weak zone of the joint using Zn–30Al filler metal was generated primarily by α-Al instead of MgZn2. When Zn–40Al was used as the filler metal, a new transition zone, about 20 μm-wide, appeared in the edge of the fusion zone near the Mg base metal. Due to the transition zones consisting of MgZn2- and Al-based solid solution, the mechanical property of the joints was deteriorated.

  7. Numerical modelling of microstructure forming process for Al-Al3Fe eutectic alloy

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    李荣德; 周振平

    2003-01-01

    A self-adjusting model was presented on the basis of the effect of temperature gradient on eutectic growth and a curved solid/liquid interface. Finite differential method was adopted to solve the model. The average lamellar spacing of the Al-Al3Fe eutectic alloy and the content fields ahead of the solidifying interface under different growth rates were calculated. Directional solidification experiments were carried out in order to prove the modification of the modeling. The experimental results are in relatively good agreement with the calculations.

  8. Thermomechanical Behavior of Ti-6Al-4V Alloy

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    2003-01-01

    Ti-6Al-4V, among the Ti alloys, is the most widely used. In the present work, the behavior of Ti-6Al-4V alloy has beeninvestigated by the uniaxial hot isothermal compression tests and a series of dilatometric experiments were also carried out todetermine the transformation temperatures at different cooling rates. Specimens for hot compression tests were homogenizedat 1050℃ for 10 min and then quickly cooled to different straining temperatures from 1050 to 850℃. Cooling rates were chosenfast enough to prevent high temperature transformation during cooling. Compression tests were conducted at temperaturesfrom 1050 to 850℃ in steps of 50℃ at constant true strain rates of 10-3 or 10-2 s-1. The apparent activation energy forcompression in two-phase region was calculated 420 kJ.mol-1. Partial globularization of α phase was observed in the specimendeformed at low strain rates and at temperatures near the transformation zone and annealed after deformation.

  9. Microstructural Analysis of Al/Al2O3/Gr Powder Composites Produced by Mechanical Alloying

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    Gheorghe Iacob

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Powder samples of Al/Al2O3/Gr hybrid composites with different weight percents were obtained by mechanical alloying in a high energy ball mill. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of alumina and graphite particles content on the microstructure of Al/Al2O3/Gr hybrid composites. Results obtained using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM as well as Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS show that the addition of alumina particles as the reinforcement has a drastic effect on the size and morphology of the composite powders. Also, the addition of graphite particles as one of the reinforcing components is presumed to improve tribological properties by forming a graphite-rich lubricant film between the sliding surfaces.

  10. A study on the composition optimization and mechanical properties of Al-Mg-Si cast alloys

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    The mechanical properties of Al-Mg-Si cast alloys with different chemical compositions were investigated using an orthogonal test method. The optimized chemical compositions of Al alloy are given in wt% as follows: 7.0%Si-0.35%Mg-2.0%Cu-0.2%Mn-0.2%Ni-0.1%V-0.8%RE-89.35%Al. The optimized Al-Mg-Si alloy with metal mold casting had excellent mechanical properties. The softening resistance of the optimized alloy was better than that of ZL101 at elevated temperatures. The scanning electron microscopy fractographs of the tensile samples of ZL101 and optimized Al alloy at different magnifications revealed that all the specimens were fractured in a ductile manner, consisting of well-developed dimples over the entire surface. The alloys failed in a mixed-mode fracture, comprised predominantly of transgranular shears and a small amount of quasi-cleavages.

  11. Relationship between silver concentration with microstructural and mechanical properties of rolled AlZn alloy

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    The relationship of Ag addition on microstructural and mechanical properties of rolled AlZn alloy was investigated. AlZn alloys were prepared by metal mould casting method and the Ag addition was done by Vortex technique. Microstructural characterization of AlZnAg specimens was analyzed by means of X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Results show that the phases of the as-cast state alloy are solid solution zinc-rich hexagonal close-packed (hcp) crystal structure, named η-phase and α-Al solid solution with Zn dissolved into the matrix. The silver concentration in AlZn alloy influences the volume of AgZn3 precipitates. The mechanical properties, especially the flow stress and elongation of the alloy were improved by the Ag addition. The Vortex method was used in order to diminish the process cost, generating an alloy with homogenous microstructure, less casting porosity and better mechanical properties.

  12. Effects of high magnetic field on modification of Al-Si alloy

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    LIAN Feng; QI Feng; LI Ting-ju; HU Guo-bing

    2005-01-01

    Effects of high magnetic field on modification of Al-6 %Si hypoeutectic alloy, Ak-12.6%Si eutectic alloy and Al-18 % Si hypereutectic alloy were studied. For the Al-6 % Si alloy, it is found that the sample modified by Na salt does not lose efficacy after remelting under high magnetic field. For the Al-12.6%Si alloy, if the sample modi fied by Na-salt is kept at the temperature of modification reaction, high magnetic field can postpone the effective time of the modification. For Al-18%Si alloy modified by P-salt, the primary Si in solidified structure concentrates at the edge of the sample and eutectic Si appears in the center of the sample under the condition without high magnetic field, while the primary Si distributes evenly in the sample when the high magnetic field is imposed. It is thought that the high magnetic field restrains the convection of the melt.

  13. Grain Coarsening Behavior of Mg-Al Alloys with Mischmetal Addition

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    2007-01-01

    Small addition of mischmetal (MM) into aluminum alloys can lead to grain refinement. However, it is still uncertain whether the same effect applies to Mg-Al alloys. This work indicated that small amount of mischmetal addition ranging from 0.1% to 1.2% (mass fraction) did not cause grain refinement in Mg-Al alloys. On the contrary, they tended to coarsen the grains. When added into Mg-Al alloys, MM reacted preferentially with Al to form Al11MM3 phase. As Al11MM3 phase mainly distributed within α-Mg grains than at grain boundaries, it had little effect in restricting grain growth. In addition, MM reacted with Al8(Mn, Fe)5 or ε-AlMn particles to form Al-MM-Mn compounds, thus it reduced the amount of heterogeneous nuclei in the melt and resulted in remarkable grain coarsening.

  14. Formation Mechanisms of Alloying Element Nitrides in Recrystallized and Deformed Ferritic Fe-Cr-Al Alloy

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    Akhlaghi, Maryam; Meka, Sai Ramudu; Jägle, Eric A.; Kurz, Silke J. B.; Bischoff, Ewald; Mittemeijer, Eric J.

    2016-09-01

    The effect of the initial microstructure (recrystallized or cold-rolled) on the nitride precipitation process upon gaseous nitriding of ternary Fe-4.3 at. pct Cr-8.1 at. pct Al alloy was investigated at 723 K (450 °C) employing X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atom probe tomography (APT), and electron probe microanalysis (EPMA). In recrystallized Fe-Cr-Al specimens, one type of nitride develops: ternary, cubic, NaCl-type mixed Cr1- x Al x N. In cold-rolled Fe-Cr-Al specimens, precipitation of two types of nitrides occurs: ternary, cubic, NaCl-type mixed Cr1- x Al x N and binary, cubic, NaCl-type AlN. By theoretical analysis, it was shown that for the recrystallized specimens an energy barrier for the nucleation of mixed Cr1- x Al x N exists, whereas in the cold-rolled specimens no such energy barriers for the development of mixed Cr1- x Al x N and of binary, cubic AlN occur. The additional development of the cubic AlN in the cold-rolled microstructure could be ascribed to the preferred heterogeneous nucleation of cubic AlN on dislocations. The nitrogen concentration-depth profile of the cold-rolled specimen shows a stepped nature upon prolonged nitriding as a consequence of instantaneous nucleation of nitride upon arrival of nitrogen and nitride growth rate-limited by nitrogen transport through the thickening nitrided zone.

  15. Corrosion of Mechanically Alloyed Nanostructured FeAl Intermetallic Powders

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    A. Torres-Islas

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The corrosion behavior of the Fe40Al60 nanostructured intermetallic composition was studied using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS and linear polarization resistance (LPR techniques with an innovative electrochemical cell arrangement. The Fe40Al60 (% at intermetallic composition was obtained by mechanical alloying using elemental powders of Fe (99.99% and Al (99.99%. All electrochemical testing was carried out in Fe40Al60 particles that were in water with different pH values. Temperature and test time were also varied. The experimental data was analyzed as an indicator of the monitoring of the particle corrosion current density icorr. Different oxide types that were formed at surface particle were found. These oxides promote two types of surface corrosion mechanisms: (i diffusion and (ii charge transfer mechanisms, which are a function of icorr behavior of the solution, pH, temperature, and test time. The intermetallic was characterized before and after each test by transmission electron microscopy. Furthermore, the results show that at the surface particles uniform corrosion takes place. These results confirm that it is possible to sense the nanoparticle corrosion behavior by EIS and LPR conventional electrochemical techniques.

  16. A TECHNIQUE FOR IMPROVING THE TOUGHNESS OF Al-Li POWDER METALLURGY ALLOYS

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    Webster, D.

    1987-01-01

    A technique has been developed for increasing the toughness of Al-Li products made by powder metallurgy. The technique which involves the addition of unalloyed aluminum powder to Al-Li powder before compaction was evaluated with Al-Li-Cu-Mg-Zr alloys (Al 8090), and Al-Li-Zn-Cu-Mg-Zr and Al-Li-Mg-Si-Cr alloys . The addition of 15% aluminum to Al 8090 aged at 422K for 40 h produced an increase in impact toughness of 215% at the expense of a drop in yield strength of 11%. The Al-Li-Mg-Si-Cr allo...

  17. Elastic Modulus Measurement of ORNL ATF FeCrAl Alloys

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    Thompson, Zachary T. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Terrani, Kurt A. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Yamamoto, Yukinori [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

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    Elastic modulus and Poisson’s ratio for a number of wrought FeCrAl alloys, intended for accident tolerant fuel cladding application, are determined via resonant ultrasonic spectroscopy. The results are reported as a function of temperature from room temperature to 850°C. The wrought alloys were in the fully annealed and unirradiated state. The elastic modulus for the wrought FeCrAl alloys is at least twice that of Zr-based alloys over the temperature range of this study. The Poisson’s ratio of the alloys was 0.28 on average and increased very slightly with increasing temperature.

  18. The influence of chemical composition on the properties and structure Al-Si-Cu(Mg) alloys

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    M. Kaczorowski; A. Krzyńska

    2007-01-01

    The mechanical properties of different chemical composition AlSiCuMg type cast alloys after precipitation hardening are presented. The aim of the study was to find out how much the changes in chemistry of aluminum cast alloys permissible by EN-PN standards may influence the mechanical properties of these alloys. Eight AlSi5Cu3(Mg) type cast alloys of different content alloying elements were selected for the study. The specimens cut form test castings were subjected to precipitation hardening ...

  19. Corrosion behavior of CuCrNiAl alloy in HCl solutions

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    2006-01-01

    The corrosion behavior of a CuCrNiAl alloy in HCl solutions was studied by means of metallograph, XRD, SEM/EDX and TEM methods. The results show that in low concentration of HCl solutions, Cu of CuCrNiAl alloy is more easily subject to corrsion than Cr; the dechromisation of the CuCrNiAl alloy occurs at a certain concentration of HCl solutions, at the same time Al of CuCrNiAl alloy is subject to corrosion also. The dechromisation corrosion occurs initially at the interface between Cr phase and Cu phase, then it gradually extends Cr phase until Cr phase is dissolved completely. It is also revealed that the tendency of dechromisaion of the CuCrNiAl alloy increases with the increase in concentration and temperature of HCl solutions.

  20. On the electrochemical formation of Pu-Al alloys in molten LiCl-KCl

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    Mendes, E.; Malmbeck, R.; Nourry, C.; Souček, P.; Glatz, J.-P.

    2012-01-01

    Properties of Pu-Al alloys were investigated in connection with development of pyrochemical methods for reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel. Electroseparation techniques in molten LiCl-KCl are being developed in ITU to group-selectively recover actinides from the mixture with fission products. In the process, actinides are electrochemically reduced on solid aluminium cathodes, forming solid actinide-aluminium alloys. This article is focused on electro-chemical characterisation of Pu-Al alloys in molten LiCl-KCl, on electrodeposition of Pu on solid Al electrodes and on determination of chemical composition and structure of the formed alloys. Cyclic voltammetry and chronopotentiometry were used to study Pu-Al alloys in the temperature range 400-550 °C. Pu is reduced to metal in one reduction step Pu 3+/Pu 0 on an inert W electrode. On a reactive Al electrode, the reduction of Pu 3+ to Pu 0 occurs at a more positive potential due to formation of Pu-Al alloys. The open circuit potential technique was used to identify the alloys formed. Stable deposits were obtained by potentiostatic electrolyses of LiCl-KCl-PuCl 3 melts on Al plates. XRD and SEM-EDX analyses were used to characterise the alloys, which were composed mainly of PuAl 4 with some PuAl 3. In addition, the preparation of PuCl 3 containing salt by carbochlorination of PuO 2 is described.

  1. Revealing heterogeneous nucleation of primary Si and eutectic Si by AlP in hypereutectic Al-Si alloys

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    Jiehua Li; Hage, Fredrik S.; Xiangfa Liu; Quentin Ramasse; Peter Schumacher

    2016-01-01

    The heterogeneous nucleation of primary Si and eutectic Si can be attributed to the presence of AlP. Although P, in the form of AlP particles, is usually observed in the centre of primary Si, there is still a lack of detailed investigations on the distribution of P within primary Si and eutectic Si in hypereutectic Al-Si alloys at the atomic scale. Here, we report an atomic-scale experimental investigation on the distribution of P in hypereutectic Al-Si alloys. P, in the form of AlP particles...

  2. Effect of Silicon on the casting properties of Al-5.0%Cu alloy

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    LI Weijing; CUI Shihai; HAN Jianmin; XU Chao

    2006-01-01

    Poor casting properties restrict the application of high strength casting Al-5.0%Cu alloy.The addition of element can improve the casting properties of this alloy.Effect of Si on the casting properties of Al-5.0%Cu alloy was studied.It has been found that the addition of Si can improve the casting properties of Al-5.0%Cu alloy obviously.With the increase of Si content, the hot cracking tendency of the alloy decreases significantly, and the fluidity of the alloy increases firstly and then decreases slowly.When the content of Si element is higher than 2wt.%, the fluidity of the alloy increases greatly with the increasing of Si content.

  3. Study on Dual Modification of Al-17%Si Alloys by Structural Heredity

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    Jing Zhang

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available In this study, Al-17%Si alloys were dual modified by fine-grained structural materials (FSM according to structural heredity. Microstructure and thermal analyses were undertaken to study the modification effect of the FSM master alloy on primary and eutectic Si. Primary Si is refined to a smaller size and eutectic Si is modified from needle-like to fibrous shape after FSM master alloy addition. The optimal content of FSM master alloy is 20% and the holding time is 15min. Finer FSM master alloy leads to finer Al-17%Si alloy microstructure and more area percentage of α-Al. DSC analyses results show that FSM master alloy can raise the precipitation temperatures of primary and eutectic Si, meanwhile it can reduce the latent heat of Si solidification process.

  4. Formation Processes of Nanocomposite Strengthening Particles in Rapidly Quenched Al-Sc-Zr Alloys

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    A.V. Kotko

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Decomposition processes of supersaturated solid solution of aluminium alloys alloyed with Sc and Zr have been studied in the work. The binary hypereutectic Al-Sc alloys, hyperperitectic Al-Zr alloys and ternary Al-Sc-Zr alloys were chosen. Alloys were obtained by the melt-spinning. Melts were quenched from temperatures of Т = 1000 C and Т = 1400 ºC. The study of the structure of rapidly solidifyed binary Al alloys alloyed with Sc and Zr showed that the crystallization of anomalously supersaturated solid solution (Tquen. = 1400 ºC or the crystallization with the formation of "fan" structure (Tquen. = 1000 ºC are possible depending on the quenching temperature of the melt. The decomposition of anomalously supersaturated solid solution is continuous, with the precipitation of nano-sized spherical Al3X (X-Sc, Zr particles of L12-ordered phase which is isomorphous to matrix. It was found that the loss of thermal stability of Al-Sc alloys is due to the loss of coherence of the strengthening Al3Sc phase. In Al-Zr alloys the loss of strength is due to the formation of a stable tetragonal DO23-ordered A13Zr phase. After co-alloying of Al by Sc and Zr a bimodal grained structure was observed for the hypereutectic ternary alloy (Tquen. = 400ºC. Nano-sized grains of 50-60 nm were present on the boundaries of 1-2 µm large-sized grains. TEM shows the formation of nanocomposite Al3Zr/Al3Sc particles. The formation of Al3Zr shell changes the nature of the interfacial fit of the particle with the matrix and slows down the decomposition during the coalescence. Ternary Al-Sc-Zr alloys have significantly higher thermal stability during aging as compared to binary Al-Sc and Al-Zr alloys. Decomposition processes of supersaturated solid solution of aluminium alloys alloyed with Sc and Zr have been studied in the work. The binary hypereutectic Al-Sc alloys, hyperperitectic Al-Zr alloys and ternary Al-Sc-Zr alloys were chosen. Alloys were

  5. Density of liquid NiCoAlCr quarternary alloys measured by modified sessile drop method

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    FANG Liang; ZHANG Shu-fang; XIAO Feng; YANG Ling-chuan; DONG Jian-xin; CAO Chun-lan; TAO Zai-nan; K. MUKAI

    2006-01-01

    The densities of liquid NiCoAlCr quaternary alloys with a fixed molar ratio of Ni to Co to Al (x(Ni)-x(Co)-x(Al)≈73-12-15) which is close to the average value of the commercial Ni-based superalloys TMS75, INCO713, CM247LC and CMSX-4, and the mass fraction of chromium changes from 0 to 9% were measured by a modified sessile drop method. It is found that with increasing temperature and chromium concentration in the alloys, the densities of the liquid NiCoAlCr quaternary alloys decrease, whereas the molar volume of the liquid NiCoAlCr quaternary alloys increases. And the liquid densities of NiCoAlCr quaternary alloys calculated from the partial molar volumes of nickel, cobalt, aluminum and chromium in the corresponding Ni-bases binary alloys are in good agreement with the experimental ones, i.e. within the error tolerance range the densities of the liquid Ni-based multi-component alloys can be predicted from the partial volumes of elements in Ni-based binary alloys in liquid state. The molar volume of liquid NiCoAlCr binary alloy shows a negative deviation from the ideal linear mixing and the deviation changes small with the increase of chromium concentration at the same temperature.

  6. Development of powder metallurgy Al alloys for high temperature aircraft structural applications, phase 2

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    Chellman, D. J.

    1982-01-01

    In this continuing study, the development of mechanically alloyed heat resistant aluminum alloys for aircraft were studied to develop higher strength targets and higher service temperatures. The use of higher alloy additions to MA Al-Fe-Co alloys, employment of prealloyed starting materials, and higher extrusion temperatures were investigated. While the MA Al-Fe-Co alloys exhibited good retention of strength and ductility properties at elevated temperatures and excellent stability of properties after 1000 hour exposure at elevated temperatures, a sensitivity of this system to low extrusion strain rates adversely affected the level of strength achieved. MA alloys in the Al-Li family showed excellent notched toughness and property stability after long time exposures at elevated temperatures. A loss of Li during processing and the higher extrusion temperature 482 K (900 F) resulted in low mechanical strengths. Subsequent hot and cold working of the MA Al-Li had only a mild influence on properties.

  7. Microstructure features and mechanical properties of a UFG Al-Mg-Si alloy produced via SPD

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    Bobruk, E.; Sabirov, I.; Kazykhanov, V.; Valiev, R.; Murashkin, M.

    2014-08-01

    The effect of equal channel angular pressing in parallel channels (ECAP-PC) and subsequient artificial ageing on the microstructure and room temperature mechanical properties of the commercial aluminum alloys 6063 (Al-0.6Mg-0.5Si, wt.%) and 6010 (Al-0.8Mg-1.0Si-0.15Cu-0.25Mn, wt.%) was investigated. It was shown that mechanical strength of the ECAP-PC processed Al alloys is higher compared to that achieved in these alloys after conventional thermo-mechanical processing. Prior ECAP- PC solution treatment and post-ECAP-PC artificial aging can additionally increase the mechanical strength of both Al alloys. Under optimal artificial ageing conditions, the yield strength (YS) of 299 MPa and ultimate tensile strength (UTS) of 308 MPa was achieved in the 6063 alloy, whereas YS of 423 MPa and UTS of 436 MPa was achieved in the 6010 alloy.

  8. Measurement and Analyses of Molten Ni-Co-Al Alloy Density

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    Feng XIAO; Liang FANG

    2003-01-01

    The density of molten Ni-Co-Al alloy was measured using a modified pycnometric method. It has been found thatthe density of the molten Ni-Co-Al alloy decreases with increasing temperature, Co concentration and the ratioof Co concentration to Ni concentration in the alloy. The coefficient of volume expansion of the molten Ni-Co-Al alloy decreases with increasing Co concentration and the ratio of Co concentration to Ni concentration. Thetemperature coefficient of density increases with increasing the Co concentration or the ratio of Co concentration toNi concentration in the alloy. The density of the molten Ni-Co-Al alloy as functions of both temperature and Coconcentration was expressed.

  9. Investigation of slective laser melting of mecanically alloyed metastable Al5Fe2 powder

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    Montiel, Hugo

    Selective Laser Melting (SLM), an Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology, enables the production of complex structured metal products. Aluminum alloys are used in SLM as high-strength lightweight materials for weight reduction in structural components. Previous investigations report high laser powers (300 W) and slow scanning speeds (500 mm/s) to process aluminum alloys under SLM. This research investigates the SLM processing of Al-Fe alloy by utilizing metastable Al5Fe2 powder system produced by mechanical alloying. Metastable systems are thermodynamically activated with internal energy that can generate an energy shortcut when processing under SLM. The optimum laser power, scan speeds and scan distances were investigated by test series experiments. Results indicate that metastable Al5Fe2 alloy can be processed and stabilized under a 200 W laser scanning and a relative high scanning speed of 1000 mm/s. Thus, the internal energy of metastable powder contributes in reducing laser energy for SLM process for Al alloys.

  10. Separation of primary solid phases from Al-Si alloy melts

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    Ki Young Kim

    2014-01-01

    The iron-rich solids formed during solidification of Al-Si alloys which are known to be detrimental to the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of the alloys should be removed. On the other hand, Al-Si hypereutectic alloys are used to extract the pure primary silicon which is suitable for photovoltaic cells in the solvent refining process. One of the important issues in iron removal and in solvent refining is the effective separation of the crystallized solids from the Al-Si alloy mel...

  11. Structure and mechanical properties of nanostructured Al-0.3%Cu alloy

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    Wakeel, Aneela; Huang, Tianlin; Wu, Guilin; Yu, Tianbo; Hansen, Niels; Huang, Xiaoxu

    2014-01-01

    An Al-0.3%Cu alloy has been produced using extremely high purity (99.9996%) Al and OFHC Cu.The alloy was cold rolled to 98% thickness reduction, forming a stable lamellar structure that has a lamellar boundary spacing of about 200nm and a tensile strength of 225MPa. During recovery annealing at...

  12. Effect of equal channel angular pressing on aging treatment of Al-7075 alloy

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    M.H. Shaeri; M. Shaeri; M.T. Salehi; S. H Seyyedein; M.R. Abutalebi

    2015-01-01

    The effect of aging treatment on microstructure and mechanical properties of equal channel angular pressed Al-7075 alloy was examined. Commercial Al-7075 alloy in the solid solution heat-treated condition was processed by equal channel angular pressing through route BC at both the room temperature and 120 °C. Only three passes of equal channel angular pressing was possible due to the low ductility of the alloy at both temperatures. Followed by equal channel angular pressing, the specimens hav...

  13. Dynamic behavior of a 6069 Al alloy under hot compression

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    The high temperature deformation behavior of a 6069 Al alloy was examined on a Gleeble 3500 thermal–mechanical simulation machine at temperatures ranging from 300 °C to 550 °C and strain rates varying between 0.001 s−1 and 10 s−1. The strain-hardening and dynamic softening mechanisms of the alloy were analyzed. Strain-hardening behavior was investigated using Kocks–Mecking type plots. Stage III hardening behavior occurred immediately after yielding under the deformation conditions performed in this study. Microstructural evolution analysis indicated that the softening mechanism at high strain rates or low temperatures proceeded via dynamic recovery. The net flow stress required for the onset of dynamic recovery increased with increasing strain rate or decreasing temperature. Partial dynamic recrystallization enhanced the softening effect at high temperatures with low strain rates. The microstructural evolution analyzed via electron backscatter diffraction showed that the operating mechanism of dynamic recrystallization was related to continuous dynamic recrystallization. A relative softening factor was used to quantify the effect of flow softening. The variations in the relative softening value with strain may be associated with hot deformation conditions, in which the flow stress behavior correlated with different microstructures and dynamic softening mechanisms

  14. Modification mechanism of cerium on the Al-18Si alloy

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    2006-01-01

    The effect of the rare earth cerium (Ce) on the hypereutectic Al-Si alloy under different casting states have been studied by optical microscope and quantitative image analysis. It is found that the size and the quantity of primary silicon in castings decrease with the increase of added Ce in the melt. Meanwhile primary silicon changes from branched shape to fine facetted shape. Although the modification on eutectic silicon in castings also improves with the increase of added Ce in the melt, the effect of modification on eutectic silicon away from primary silicon is more obvious than that on eutectic silicon close to primary silicon. The modification mechanism was analyzed in detail by means of scanning electron microscope equipped with energy dispersive analysis of X-ray and thermodynamics analysis, which included the analysis on the change in standard Gibbs energy of reaction and reaction equilibrium.

  15. Study on improved tribological properties by alloying copper to CP-Ti and Ti-6Al-4V alloy.

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    Wang, Song; Ma, Zheng; Liao, Zhenhua; Song, Jian; Yang, Ke; Liu, Weiqiang

    2015-12-01

    Copper alloying to titanium and its alloys is believed to show an antibacterial performance. However, the tribological properties of Cu alloyed titanium alloys were seldom studied. Ti-5Cu and Ti-6Al-4V-5Cu alloys were fabricated in the present study in order to further study the friction and wear properties of titanium alloys with Cu additive. The microstructure, composition and hardness were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM) and hardness tester. The tribological behaviors were tested with ZrO2 counterface in 25% bovine serum using a ball-on-disc tribo-tester. The results revealed that precipitations of Ti2Cu intermetallic compounds appeared in both Ti-5Cu and Ti-6Al-4V-5Cu alloys. The tribological results showed an improvement in friction and wear resistance for both Ti-5Cu and Ti-6Al-4V-5Cu alloys due to the precipitation of Ti2Cu. The results also indicated that both CP-Ti and Ti-5Cu behaved better wear resistance than Ti-6Al-4V and Ti-6Al-4V-5Cu due to different wear mechanisms when articulated with hard zirconia. Both CP-Ti and Ti-5Cu revealed dominant adhesive wear with secondary abrasive wear mechanism while both Ti-6Al-4V and Ti-6Al-4V-5Cu showed severe abrasive wear and cracks with secondary adhesive wear mechanism due to different surface hardness integrated by their microstructures and material types. PMID:26354247

  16. Effect of Nd on microstructure and wear resistance of hypereutectic Al-20%Si alloy

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    Shi, W.X. [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province 110004 (China); Gao, B., E-mail: surfgao@yahoo.com.c [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province 110004 (China); Tu, G.F.; Li, S.W. [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province 110004 (China)

    2010-10-22

    Research highlights: Firstly, the sizes of primary silicon of hypereutectic Al-20%Si alloy after modified were apparently refined. Secondly, wear resistance of hypereutectic Al-20%Si alloy modified by Nd was significantly improved. Thirdly, the dominant wear mechanisms for the alloy before after modification were different. Finally, a new ternary Al-Si-Nd phase forms after 0.3wt.%Nd modification. - Abstract: In this paper, pure Nd was adopted to modify hypereutectic aluminum-silicon alloy (Al-20%Si). The morphology of eutectic and primary silicon phases was analyzed by OM and SEM. OM and SEM results show that pure Nd (0.3 wt.%) can significantly refine both eutectic and primary silicon of hypereutectic Al-20%Si alloy. Morphology of primary silicon was transformed from star-shaped and irregular morphology to fine polyhedral and grain size of primary silicon was refined from 80-120 {mu}m to 20-50 {mu}m. TEM results show that a new needle shape ternary phase (AlSi{sub x}Nd{sub y}) forms in modified alloy. XRD results show that three little unknown diffraction peaks appear after Nd modification and it is induced that they should be diffraction peaks of ternary AlSi{sub x}Nd{sub y} intermetallic phase in the modified alloy by analyzing both TEM and XRD results. Friction and wear resistance tests show that friction coefficient of Al-20%Si alloy decreases after Nd modification. Wear resistance of Al-20%Si alloy after 0.3 wt.%Nd modification was significantly improved as compared to the initial sample. The improvement of wear resistance was mainly attributed to change of morphology, size and distribution of eutectic silicon and primary silicon after Nd modification. The dominant wear mechanism for 0.3 wt.%Nd modified alloy was abrasive wear, adhesive wear and oxidative wear mechanism, but wear mechanism for unmodified alloy was abrasive wear and adhesive wear mechanism.

  17. Fabrication of TiAl3 coating on TiAl-based alloy by Al electrodeposition from dimethylsulfone bath and subsequent annealing

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    Miyake, Masao; Tajikara, Seiya; Hirato, Tetsuji

    2011-01-01

    TiAl3 coating was formed on TiAl alloy by Al electrodeposition from a dimethylsulfone (DMSO2) bath and subsequent annealing. Before the Al electrodeposition, anodic dissolution of TiAl substrate in the DMSO2 bath was conducted to remove the surface oxide layer of the TiAl substrate. By performing the Al electrodeposition immediately after the anodic dissolution, uniform Al films adherent to the TiAl substrate could be obtained. Annealing at 650–1000 °C yielded a single TiAl3 layer or two laye...

  18. Effect of Scandium on Corrosion Resistance of Welded Joint of Al-6Mg-Zr Alloy

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    Tao Binwu; Li Songmei; Liu Jianhua

    2005-01-01

    The corrosion resistance of welded joints of Al-6Mg-Sc-Zr alloy was studied by neutral salt spray and exfoliation corrosion methods. The microstructure of welded joints was investigated by using optical microscope and transmission electron micrograph (TEM). It is demonstrated that the welded joints of Al-6Mg-Sc-Zr alloy are more corrosion resistance, comparing with Al-6Mg-Zr alloy. The addition of scandium in the alloy results in (Al3Sc, Zr) particles, potently refined grains and restrained recrystallization process. The formation of homogeneous, discontinuous distribution of β-phase in welded joints improves the corrosion resistance of welded joints of Al-Mg-Zr alloy with high level content of magnesium.

  19. Influence of technological factors on eutectic silicon morphology in Al-Si alloys

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    P. Skocovský

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available From the background about Al-Si alloys modifying from eutectic silicon morphology and mechanical properties relation point of view is at solving of chosen technological problems used structural analysis and Si morphology quantification. There were solved two concrete problems: parameters of solution annealing AlSi9Cu3 alloy and confirming of laser treatment influence on AlSi7Mg0.3 alloy structure. In both cases have material heating caused spheroidization of eutectic silicon. Optimal regime of AlSi9Cu3 alloy (515 °C/4 hrs. solution annealing was confirmed based on structural analysis, which have achieved fine globular silicon particles segregation and structural changes study at AlSi7Mg0,3 alloy after laser treatment showed improving of mechanical properties, proved also with metallography analysis. Modern methods of structure analysis application enable to spread present knowledge’s in area of technological research.

  20. Aluminium EN AC-AlSi12 alloy matrix composite materials reinforced by Al2O3 porous preforms

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    Nagel, A.; M. Kremzer; L.A. Dobrzański,

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this work is to elaborate the method of manufacturing of composite materials based on porous ceramic preforms infiltrated by eutectic aluminium alloy.Design/methodology/approach: The material for investigations was fabricated by pressure infiltration method of ceramic porous preforms. The eutectic aluminium alloy EN AC – AlSi12 was use as a matrix while as reinforcement were used ceramic preforms fabricated by sintering of Al2O3 Alcoa CL 2500 powder with addition of po...

  1. EIS tests of electrochemical behaviour of Ti6Al4V and Ti6Al7Nb alloys

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    W. Chrzanowski; Simka, W.; Baron, A.

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: This study has been undertaken in order to establish the influence of parameters of the electrochemical treatment of Ti –alloys on their electrochemical behaviour in Tyrod solution.Design/methodology/approach: Surface of the Ti-alloys: Ti6Al4V and Ti6Al7Nb in the form of a rod submitted to grounding, electropolishing and anodic passivation. Electrochemical investigations were carried out by means of the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy method. Scope of this paper includes analy...

  2. Grain refinement of AZ91D magnesium alloy by a new Mg–50%Al4C3 master alloy

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    A novel and simple method for preparing Mg–50%Al4C3 (hereafter in wt.%) master alloy has been developed by powder in-situ synthesis process under argon atmosphere. X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) results show the existence of Al4C3 particles in this master alloy. After adding 1.8% Mg–50%Al4C3 master alloy, the average grain size of α-Mg decreased from 360 μm to 154 μm. Based on the DTA test results and calculation of the planar disregistry between Al4C3 and α-Mg, Al4C3 particles located in the central regions of magnesium grains can act as the heterogeneous nucleus of primary α-Mg phase

  3. Nanophase Decomposition of a Zn-Al Based Alloy Zn68Al10Cu22

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    Y.H.Zhu; W.B.Lee; S.To

    2004-01-01

    The nanostructural evolution and phase transformation of the films of a Zn-Al based alloy (Zn68Al10Cu22 in wt pct)have been studied by using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. Nanostructural thin films of the Zn-Al based alloy were produced by using an electron beam deposition technique. It was found that a nanocrystalline phase η'n had a strong preferred crystal orientation at (0002) crystal planes in the as-deposited films. During ageing at 220℃, the decomposition of nanophase η'n started with clustering to form Z-zones, and transitional phase, which was accompanied by an eutectoid decomposition of the η'n phase: η'n→β'eut + T'. Decomposition, such as clustering and the formation of the Z-zones, and the transitional phase etc. were observed in the nanophaseβ'eut. The formation and the decomposition of the transitional phase of micrometers in size were involved in the decomposition of the main nanophase η'n. The mechanism of the Z-zones formation and the stability of nanophases were discussed.

  4. Precipitation Hardening and Statistical Modeling of the Aging Parameters and Alloy Compositions in Al-Cu-Mg-Ag Alloys

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    Al-Obaisi, A. M.; El-Danaf, E. A.; Ragab, A. E.; Soliman, M. S.

    2016-06-01

    The addition of Ag to Al-Cu-Mg systems has been proposed to replace the existing high-strength 2xxx and 7xxx Al alloys. The aged Al-Cu-Mg-Ag alloys exhibited promising properties, due to special type of precipitates named Ω, which cooperate with other precipitates to enhance the mechanical properties significantly. In the present investigation, the effect of changing percentages of alloying elements, aging time, and aging temperature on the hardness values was studied based on a factorial design. According to this design of experiments (DOE)—23 factorial design, eight alloys were cast and hot rolled, where (Cu, Mg, and Ag) were added to aluminum with two different levels for each alloying element. These alloys were aged at different temperatures (160, 190, and 220 °C) over a wide range of time intervals from 10 min. to 64 h. The resulting hardness data were used as an input for Minitab software to model and relate the process variables with hardness through a regression analysis. Modifying the alloying elements' weight percentages to the high level enhanced the hardness of the alloy with about 40% as compared to the alloy containing the low level of all alloying elements. Through analysis of variance (ANOVA), it was figured out that altering the fraction of Cu had the greatest effect on the hardness values with a contribution of about 49%. Also, second-level interaction terms had about 21% of impact on the hardness values. Aging time, quadratic terms, and third-level interaction terms had almost the same level of influence on hardness values (about 10% contribution). Furthermore, the results have shown that small addition of Mg and Ag was enough to improve the mechanical properties of the alloy significantly. The statistical model formulated interpreted about 80% of the variation in hardness values.

  5. Validated thermodynamic prediction of AlP and eutectic (Si) solidification sequence in Al-Si cast alloys

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    Liang, S. M.; Schmid-Fetzer, R.

    2016-03-01

    The eutectic microstructure in hypoeutectic Al-Si cast alloys is strongly influenced by AlP particles which are potent nuclei for the eutectic (Si) phase. The solidification sequence of AlP and (Si) phases is, thus, crucial for the nucleation of eutectic silicon with marked impact on its morphology. This study presents this interdependence between Si- and P-compositions, relevant for Al-Si cast alloys, on the solidification sequence of AlP and (Si). These data are predicted from a series of thermodynamic calculations. The predictions are based on a self-consistent thermodynamic description of the Al-Si-P ternary alloy system developed recently. They are validated by independent experimental studies on microstructure and undercooling in hypoeutectic Al-Si alloys. A constrained Scheil solidification simulation technique is applied to predict the undercooling under clean heterogeneous nucleation conditions, validated by dedicated experimental observations on entrained droplets. These specific undercooling values may be very large and their quantitative dependence on Si and P content of the Al alloy is presented.

  6. Mechanical properties of hypoeutectic Al-Ni alloys with Al{sub 3}Ni intermetallics

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    Karakulak, Erdem; Koc, Funda Guel; Yamanoglu, Ridvan; Zeren, Muzaffer [Kocaeli Univ. (Turkey). Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

    2016-02-01

    In this paper, the effect of nickel content on the mechanical properties of aluminum were investigated. High purity Al and Ni were melted in an induction furnace and cast into a metal mold. Microstructural characteristic and mechanical properties of the alloys were studied in detail. The addition of nickel to pure aluminum increased the tensile strength and decreased the elongation at break value of the specimens. Maximum wear resistance was obtained with the addition of 3 wt.-% Ni. Further addition of nickel caused a decrease in wear resistance.

  7. Interdiffusion behavior of Pt-modified γ-Ni + γ'-Ni3Al alloys coupled to Ni-Al-based alloys

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    Hayashi, Shigenari; Wang, Wen; Sordelet, Daniel J.; Gleeson, Brian

    2005-07-01

    The effect of platinum addition on the interdiffusion behavior of γ-Ni + γ'-Ni3Al alloys was studied by using diffusion couples comprised of a Ni-Al-Pt alloy mated to a Ni-Al, Ni-Al-Cr, or Ni-based commercial alloy. The commercial alloys studied were CMSX-4 and CMSX-10. Diffusion annealing was at 1150 °C for up to 100 hours. An Al-enriched γ'-layer often formed in the interdiffusion zone of a given couple during diffusion annealing due to the uphill diffusion of Al. This uphill diffusion was ascribed to Pt addition decreasing the chemical activity of aluminum in the γ + γ' alloys. For a given diffusion couple end member, the thickening kinetics of the γ' layer that formed increased with increasing Pt content in the Ni-Al-Pt γ + γ' alloy. The γ'-layer thickening kinetics in diffusion couples with Cr showed less of a dependence on Pt concentration. Inference of a negative effect of Pt and positive effect of Cr on the Al diffusion in this system enabled explanation of the observed interdiffusion behaviors. There was no or minimal formation of detrimental topologically close-packed (TCP) phases in the interdiffusion zone of the couples with CMSX-4 or CMSX-10. An overlay Pt-modified γ + γ' coating on CMSX-4 showed excellent oxidation resistance when exposed to air for 1000 hours at 1150 °C. Moreover, the Al content in the coating was maintained at a relatively high level due to Al replenishment from the CMSX-4 substrate.

  8. Short-Range Order in Liquid Al-Cu-Ni-Ce Alloy

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    孙民华; 边秀房

    2002-01-01

    The liquid and amorphous structures of Al85Ni10Ce5 and Al85Cu5Ni5Ce5 alloy were studied by X-ray diffraction. The position of the first peak shifts to bigger Q-values as the concentration of Cu increases. Gaussian decomposition of first peak in radical distribution function (RDF) was applied to Al-Ni(Cu)-Ce system. The bond lengths of Al-Al, Al-TM(Transition metal) and TM-TM increase with the substitution of Ni by Cu. Viscosity measurement shows that viscosity of Al-Ni-Ce alloy increases faster than that of Al-Ni-Cu-Ce alloy. The addition of Cu can decrease the interaction between atoms, so it is unfavorable to Al-based glass formability.

  9. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of the Ti-45Al-5Fe Intermetallic Alloy

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    Nazarova, T. I.; Imayev, V. M.; Imayev, R. M.

    2015-10-01

    Microstructure including changes in the phase composition and mechanical compression properties of the Ti-45Al-5Fe (at.%) intermetallic alloy manufactured by casting and subjected to homogenization annealing are investigated as functions of the temperature. The initial alloy has a homogeneous predominantly lamellar structure with relatively small size of colonies of three intermetallic phases: γ(TiAl), τ2(Al2FeTi), and α2(Ti3Al) in the approximate volume ratio 75:20:5. Compression tests have revealed the enhanced strength at room temperature and the improved hot workability at 800°C compared to those of TNM alloys of last generation.

  10. The fracture resistance of 1420 and 1421 Al-Mg-Li alloys

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    Aluminum-magnesium-lithium alloy 1420 was developed in the form USSR as a lightweight, weldable, corrosion resistant alloy for aerospace applications. The alloy is primarily strengthened upon aging by the homogeneous precipitation of metastable δ' (Al3Li). The equilibrium T-phase (Al2MgLi) also precipitated during aging on grain boundaries and dislocations but does not contribute to strength and can have deleterious effects on fracture toughness. The addition of scandium, which refines the ingot grain structure, led to the evolution of alloy 1421 which exhibits higher strength and superior weldability compared to the earlier 1420 alloy. Zirconium is added to both alloys and forms a coherent precipitate, β' (Al3Zr), which acts as a recrystallization inhibitor. The fracture resistance of alloys 1420 and 1421 in the T6 temper has been examined by R-curve determination and the observed behavior has been compared with Al alloy, 2219-T87. The center-cracked (M(T)) sheet panels tested in this study were of sufficient width to produce stable crack growth to a Δa of ∼ 25 mm and the R-curves that were generated allowed for a comparison to be made of the stable crack growth resistance between the alloys in accordance with ASTM E561-86. The data presented are part of an extensive collaborative test program involving both private industry and government laboratories to evaluate the 1420 and 1421 alloys

  11. Precipitation in cold-rolled Al-Sc-Zr and Al-Mn-Sc-Zr alloys prepared by powder metallurgy

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    Vlach, Martin

    2013-12-01

    The effects of cold-rolling on thermal, mechanical and electrical properties, microstructure and recrystallization behaviour of the AlScZr and AlMnScZr alloys prepared by powder metallurgy were studied. The powder was produced by atomising in argon with 1% oxygen and then consolidated by hot extrusion at 350 C. The electrical resistometry and microhardness together with differential scanning calorimetry measurements were compared with microstructure development observed by transmission and scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and electron backscatter diffraction. Fine (sub)grain structure developed and fine coherent Al3Sc and/or Al3(Sc,Zr) particles precipitated during extrusion at 350 C in the alloys studied. Additional precipitation of the Al3Sc and/or Al3(Sc,Zr) particles and/or their coarsening was slightly facilitated by the previous cold rolling. The presence of Sc,Zr-containing particles has a significant antirecrystallization effect that prevents recrystallization at temperatures minimally up to 420 C. The precipitation of the Al6Mn- and/or Al 6(Mn,Fe) particles of a size ~ 1.0 μm at subgrain boundaries has also an essential antirecrystallization effect and totally suppresses recrystallization during 32 h long annealing at 550 C. The texture development of the alloys seems to be affected by high solid solution strengthening by Mn. The precipitation of the Mn-containing alloy is highly enhanced by a cold rolling. The apparent activation energy of the Al3Sc particles formation and/or coarsening and that of the Al6Mn and/or Al 6(Mn,Fe) particle precipitation in the powder and in the compacted alloys were determined. The cold deformation has no effect on the apparent activation energy values of the Al3Sc-phase and the Al 6Mn-phase precipitation. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.

  12. Influence of La on microstructures of hypereutectic Al-Si alloys

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    张荻; 易宏坤; 吕维洁; 范同祥

    2003-01-01

    The modification effects of La addition on the microstructural evolution of hypereutectic Al-17% Si and Al-25% Si(mass fraction) alloys were investigated. The Al-Si alloys were fabricated using conventional casting, spray atomization and deposition processing. Microstructures were examined using optical microscopy and SEM. The results show that the addition of La has strong modification effect on the conventional microstructure of as-cast Al-Si alloys, while little effect on that of spray-deposited Al-Si alloys. EDS and XRD experiments show that La reacts with Al and Si to form some intermetallics, which can be represented as AlSi2La2 consisting of LaSi2 and some unknown ternary AlSixLay phase. Spray atomization and deposition processing show significant microstructural modification in Al-17Si-xLa alloys as compared to their as-cast counterpart. Equiaxed Si particulates were observed evenly distributed in all the spray-deposited Al-17Si-xLa alloys regardless of the addition of La.

  13. Microstructure and mechanical properties of Mg-6Al magnesium alloy with yttrium and neodymium

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    Chen Jun

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available The effects of rare earth (RE elements Y and Nd on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Mg-6Al magnesium alloy were investigated. The results show that a proper level of RE elements can obviously refi ne the microstructure of Mg-6Al magnesium alloys, reduce the quantity of β-Mg17Al12 phase and form Al2Y and Al2Nd phases. The combined addition of Y and Nd dramatically enhances the tensile strength of the alloys in the temperature range of 20-175℃. When the content of RE elements is up to 1.8%, the values of tensile strength at room temperature and at 150℃ simultaneously reach their maximum of 253 MPa and 196 MPa, respectively. The main mechanisms of enhancement in the mechanical properties of Mg-6Al alloy with Y and Nd are the grain refi ning strengthening and the dispersion strengthening.

  14. Mechanical properties of Al-Cu alloy-SiC composites

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    The synthesis of aluminum (Al) alloys, Al-Cu, from mixture 96.2 % Al and 3.8 % Cu has been prepared by melting process at a temperature of 1200°C. The adding 12.5 wt% up to 20 wt% of SiC on Al-Cu alloys samples has been investigated. The structure analyses were examined by X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). Moreover, the morphology of Al-Cu alloys has been seen as structure in micrometer range. The hardness was measured by hardness Vickers method. According to the results, it can be assumed that the 15 wt% of SiC content is prefer content to get better quality of back to back hardness Vickers of Al-Cu alloys

  15. Amorphous structure in a laser clad Ni-Cr-Al coating on Al-Si alloy

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    2000-01-01

    A mixing microstructure containing Ni-based amorphous structures was observed by TEM in the laser cladzones. As the uniformity of chemical composition and temperature is poor in the laser cladding, the amorphous structurewith some Ni3Al crystals coexists in the cladding. The microhardness of the mixing amorphous structure is HV 600 ~800, which is lower than that of crystal phases in the coating. Differential thermal analysis (DTA) shows that Ni-basedamorphous structure exhibits a higher initial crystallizing temperature (about 588 ℃ ), which is slightly higher than that ofthe eutectic temperature of Al-Si alloy. The wear test results indicate that there are some amorphous structures in the laserclad coating, which reduces the peeling of the granular phases from matrix, and improves the wear resistance

  16. Thermal cycling behavior of as-quenched and aged Ti-6Al-4V alloy

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    Geng, H.; He, S.; Lei, T. [Harbin Inst. of Tech. (China). School of Materials Science and Engineering

    1997-09-01

    Thermal cycling tests between 77 and 623 K were performed on Ti-6Al-4V alloy; the tensile properties were evaluated, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) microstructural analysis was performed both before and after thermal cycling. Thermal cycling (1,000 cycles) promptly increases the strength of the as-quenched alloy, induces a slight decrease in strength for the near-peak-aged alloy, and makes no change for that of the overaged alloy. The elongation of the alloy in all heat-treated conditions decreases after 1,000 thermal cycles. The loss of fracture elongation of the as-quenched alloy is the largest, but the residual ductility is the highest. The loss of fracture elongation for the near-peak-aged alloy is lower, and the residual plasticity is higher than those for the overaged alloy.

  17. The influence of microstructure on blistering and bubble formation by He ion irradiation in Al alloys

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    Soria, S. R.; Tolley, A.; Sánchez, E. A.

    2015-12-01

    The influence of microstructure and composition on the effects of ion irradiation in Al alloys was studied combining Atomic Force Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy. For this purpose, irradiation experiments with 20 keV He+ ions at room temperature were carried out in Al, an Al-4Cu (wt%) supersaturated solid solution, and an Al-5.6Cu-0.5Si-0.5Ge (wt.%) alloy with a very high density of precipitates, and the results were compared. In Al and Al-4Cu, He bubbles were found with an average size in between 1 nm and 2 nm that was independent of fluence. The critical fluence for bubble formation was higher in Al-4Cu than in Al. He bubbles were also observed below the critical fluence after post irradiation annealing in Al-4Cu. The incoherent interfaces between the equilibrium θ phase and the Al matrix were found to be favorable sites for the formation of He bubbles. Instead, no bubbles were observed in the precipitate rich Al-5.6Cu-0.5Si-0.5Ge alloy. In all alloys, blistering was observed, leading to surface erosion by exfoliation. The blistering effects were more severe in the Al-5.6Cu-0.5Si-0.5Ge alloy, and they were enhanced by increasing the fluence rate.

  18. Magnetostriction of the polycrystalline Fe80Al20 alloy doped with boron

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    Highlights: ► Fe80Al20 polycrystalline alloy magnetostriction 40 ppm increased to 80 ppm due to 2% of B doping. ► B stabilizes α-FeAl phase and a coexistence of α-FeAl + Fe3Al improves magnetostriction. ► Presence of Fe2B phase causes domain rearrangement revealed by the decrease of the volume magnetostriction. - Abstract: The doping of Fe80Al20 polycrystalline alloy with 2% of boron increased the total magnetostriction twofold compared to a sample without boron. A value close to 80 ppm was achieved at 300 K. The microstructures of the boron-doped alloys show a dendritically solidified matrix with interdendritic α-FeAl and/or Fe3Al and Fe2B eutectic between the grains. The XRD analysis reveals an increase in the volume fraction of α-FeAl and a correspondent decrease of the Fe3Al phase volume fraction as the boron content increases. The increase of the volume fraction of this tetragonal Fe2B phase in the samples doped with boron causes the decrease of the strong volume magnetostriction that was observed in the alloy without boron. There is some evidence that the improvement of the magnetostriction magnitude due to the addition of boron to the Fe80Al20 alloy could reach the maximal magnetostriction if the 1:1 optimal ratio of the volume fractions of the α-FeAl and Fe3Al phases could be reached.

  19. Revealing heterogeneous nucleation of primary Si and eutectic Si by AlP in hypereutectic Al-Si alloys

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    Li, Jiehua; Hage, Fredrik S.; Liu, Xiangfa; Ramasse, Quentin; Schumacher, Peter

    2016-04-01

    The heterogeneous nucleation of primary Si and eutectic Si can be attributed to the presence of AlP. Although P, in the form of AlP particles, is usually observed in the centre of primary Si, there is still a lack of detailed investigations on the distribution of P within primary Si and eutectic Si in hypereutectic Al-Si alloys at the atomic scale. Here, we report an atomic-scale experimental investigation on the distribution of P in hypereutectic Al-Si alloys. P, in the form of AlP particles, was observed in the centre of primary Si. However, no significant amount of P was detected within primary Si, eutectic Si and the Al matrix. Instead, P was observed at the interface between the Al matrix and eutectic Si, strongly indicating that P, in the form of AlP particles (or AlP ‘patch’ dependent on the P concentration), may have nucleated on the surface of the Al matrix and thereby enhanced the heterogeneous nucleation of eutectic Si. The present investigation reveals some novel insights into heterogeneous nucleation of primary Si and eutectic Si by AlP in hypereutectic Al-Si alloys and can be used to further develop heterogeneous nucleation mechanisms based on adsorption.

  20. Geometric and Chemical Composition Effects on Healing Kinetics of Voids in Mg-bearing Al Alloys

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    Song, Miao; Du, Kui; Wang, Chunyang; Wen, Shengping; Huang, Hui; Nie, Zuoren; Ye, Hengqiang

    2016-05-01

    The healing kinetics of nanometer-scale voids in Al-Mg-Er and Al-Mg-Zn-Er alloy systems were investigated with a combination of in situ transmission electron microscopy and electron tomography at different temperatures. Mg was observed completely healing the voids, which were then rejuvenated to the alloy composition with further aging, in the Al-Mg-Er alloy. On the contrary, Mg51Zn20 intermetallic compound was formed in voids in the Al-Mg-Zn-Er alloy, which leads to complete filling of the voids but not rejuvenation for the material. For voids with different geometrical aspects, different evolution processes were observed, which are related to the competition between bulk and surface diffusion of the alloys. For voids with a large size difference in their two ends, a viscous flow of surface atoms can be directly observed with in situ electron microscopy, when the size of one end becomes less than tens of nanometers.

  1. Separation of primary solid phases from Al-Si alloy melts

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    Ki Young Kim

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The iron-rich solids formed during solidification of Al-Si alloys which are known to be detrimental to the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of the alloys should be removed. On the other hand, Al-Si hypereutectic alloys are used to extract the pure primary silicon which is suitable for photovoltaic cells in the solvent refining process. One of the important issues in iron removal and in solvent refining is the effective separation of the crystallized solids from the Al-Si alloy melts. This paper describes the separation methods of the primary solids from Al-Si alloy melts such as sedimentation, draining, filtration, electromagnetic separation and centrifugal separation, focused on the iron removal and on the separation of silicon in the solvent refining process.

  2. Morphology and distribution of Al3Fe phase in hypereutectic Al-Fe alloy solidified under magnetic field

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    Ban Chunyan

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the (low DC and AC magnetic fields and the high magnetic field were applied separately during the solidification process of Al-2.89%Fe alloy. The influences of these magnetic fields on the morphology and distribution of Al3Fe phase in Al-2.89%Fe alloy were investigated. The microstructure and macrostructure of the samples were observed using an optical microscope. The results show that the majority of the primary Al3Fe phase particles in the hypereutectic Al-2.89%Fe alloy is gathered at the bottom of the sample under DC and AC magnetic fields or without magnetic field. The primary Al3Fe phase becomes coarse when the alloy solidifies under DC magnetic field, while it are refined and accumulated towards the center of the sample under the AC magnetic field. When the high magnetic field of 12 T is applied, the primary Al3Fe phase distributes throughout the sample homogeneously because the magnetic force acting on the primary Al3Fe phase balances with the gravity force; and the long axis of the Al3Fe phase aligns perpendicularly to the magnetic field direction. Also, the mechanism of the effect of magnetic fields is discussed.

  3. Microstructure and properties of welds between 5754 Al alloys and AZ31 Mg alloys using a Yb:YAG laser

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    Bannour, Sana; Autric, Michel; Masse, Jean-Eric; Mattei, Simone; Mhiri, Hatem

    2015-02-01

    Dissimilar laser beam welding between A5754 Al alloys and AZ31 Mg alloys with the plate thickness of 2 mm was investigated. Complex flow pattern characterized by a large volume of intermetallic compounds Al12Mg17 and Al3Mg2 is formed in the fusion zone. Microhardness measurement of the dissimilar welds presents an uneven distribution due to the complicated microstructure of the weld, and the maximum value of microhardness in the fusion zone is much higher than of the base materials.

  4. Microstructure and properties of welds between 5754 Al alloys and AZ31 Mg alloys using a Yb:YAG laser

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    BANNOUR, Sana; Autric, Michel; MASSE, Jean-Eric; MATTEÏ, Simone; Mhiri, Hatem

    2014-01-01

    Dissimilar laser beam welding between A5754 Al alloy and AZ31 Mg alloy with the plate thickness of 2 mm was investigated. Complex flow pattern characterized by a large volume of intermetallic compounds Al12Mg17 and Al3Mg2 is formed in the fusion zone. Microhardness measurement of the dissimilar welds presents an uneven distribution due to the complicated microstructure of the weld, and the maximum value of microhardness in the fusion zone is much higher than of the base materials.

  5. Microstructural stability of Fe–Cr–Al alloys at 450–550 °C

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    Ejenstam, Jesper, E-mail: ejenstam@kth.se [KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Surface and Corrosion Science, Drottning Kristinas väg 51, 100 44 Stockholm (Sweden); Thuvander, Mattias [Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Applied Physics, 412 96 Göteborg (Sweden); Olsson, Pär [KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Reactor Physics, Roslagstullsbacken 21, 106 91 Stockholm (Sweden); Rave, Fernando [Sandvik Heating Technology AB, Box 502, 734 27 Hallstahammar (Sweden); Szakalos, Peter [KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Surface and Corrosion Science, Drottning Kristinas väg 51, 100 44 Stockholm (Sweden)

    2015-02-15

    Highlights: • Long-term microstructural stability of Fe–Cr–Al alloys at 450–550 °C was studied. • No α–α′ phase separation was observed in any of the Fe–10Cr–Al alloys. • The two-band model for Fe–Cr was extended with Al interactions. • KMC simulations of the same alloys yielded results in agreement with experiments. • Limit compositions were calculated to 13Cr–4Al at 475 °C and to 11Cr–4Al at 328 °C. - Abstract: Iron–Chromium–Aluminium (Fe–Cr–Al) alloys have been widely investigated as candidate materials for various nuclear applications. Albeit the excellent corrosion resistance, conventional Fe–Cr–Al alloys suffer from α–α′ phase separation and embrittlement when subjected to temperatures up to 500 °C, due to their high Cr-content. Low-Cr Fe–Cr–Al alloys are anticipated to be embrittlement resistant and provide adequate oxidation properties, yet long-term aging experiments and simulations are lacking in literature. In this study, Fe–10Cr–(4–8)Al alloys and a Fe–21Cr–5Al were thermally aged in the temperature interval of 450–550 °C for times up to 10,000 h, and the microstructures were evaluated mainly using atom probe tomography. In addition, a Kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) model of the Fe–Cr–Al system was developed. No phase separation was observed in the Fe–10Cr–(4–8)Al alloys, and the developed KMC model yielded results in good agreement with the experimental data.

  6. The influence of Nd and Ho addition on the microstructure of Mg-7Al alloy

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    K. Bryła

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper was to examine effect of Nd and Ho on the microstructure of as-cast and solid-treated Mg-7Al alloy, and to study the response to ageing by hardness changes measurements of investigated alloys during aging at 200ºC.Design/methodology/approach: The microstructure of Mg-7Al-3Nd and Mg-Al-10Ho alloys after casting and heat treatment was studied by means of metallographic and scanning electron microscopy. The phase characterisation was carried out by X-ray diffraction and by energy dispersive X-ray microanalyser. The hardness changes during aging of both alloys were determined by Vickers hardness.Findings: It was found that as-cast microstructure of Mg-7Al alloy doped with 3% Nd, and 10% Ho, is characterized by α-Mg solid solution with eutectic mixture of α-Mg and Mg17Al12 phases, intermetallic compounds Al2Nd and Al11Nd3, and Al2Ho respectively. During solution heat treatment eutectic phase was dissolved and intermetallics were transformed into Al3Nd and Al3Ho, whilst Al11Nd3 phase was remained in microstructure. Aging of investigated alloys plays slight role in mechanical properties at ambient temperature.Research limitations/implications: The microstructure of supersaturated Mg-7Al-10Ho alloy is composed of α-Mg and thermally stable, fine and randomly distributed Al3Ho phase, what may considerably improve the creep behaviour this alloy at elevated temperature. The creep tests in connection with microstructural analysis will be done in the future.Practical implications: The development of creep resistant Mg-Al alloys with individual rare earth elements allows to apply these materials as responsible structural members working at elevated temperature. The present results extend the knowledge about effect of Nd and Ho addition on the microstructure of Mg-7Al alloys.Originality/value: Microstructural studies of two new Mg-7Al alloys doped with 3% Nd and 10% Ho were presented.

  7. Diode laser surface modification of Ti6Al4V alloy to improve erosion wear resistance

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    A. Lisiecki; Klimpel, A

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: Purpose of this paper : The purpose of the study was to develop new laser alloying technologyproviding high erosion wear resistance of the working surfaces of blades made of titanium alloy Ti6Al4V.Design/methodology/approach: High power diode laser HPDL with a rectangular laser beam spot ofmultimode and uniform intensity of laser radiation was applied in the process of laser surface modification of thetitanium alloy Ti6Al4V. During the laser surface remelting and alloying of the tita...

  8. Influence of Zirconium on the Grain Refinement of Al 6063 alloy

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    Mahmoud, A. E.; M. G. Mahfouz

    2014-01-01

    The influence of zirconium on the grain refinement of Al 6063 alloy has been experimentally investigated. The microstructure and macrostructure of the refined alloy were investigated. The experimental results reveal that, the coarse dendrites in the microstructure of the alloy are effectively refined with the addition of zirconium to the melt prior to solidification. Grains of Al 6063 alloy can be refined from 256 μm to 95 μm via addition of 0.2 wt. % Zr at holding time 90 sec...

  9. Developing prospects of NiAlMn high temperature shape memory alloy

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    The reason and information on high temperature shape memory alloy research are introduced briefly Also, referring to some experimental reports on NiAlMn high temperature shape memory alloy, it is pointed out that ductility and memory property of this alloy can be improved by adapting proper composition and procedure to control its microstructure. Meanwhile, the engineering details must be considered when NiAlMn high temperature shape memory alloy being developed so as to resolve the problems of its practical use

  10. Influence of alloying elements on the oxidation behavior of NbAl3

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    NbAl3 is one candidate material for advanced aeropropulsion systems because of its high melting point (∼ 1685 degrees C), low density (4.5 gm2.cm3), and good oxidation resistance. Although NbAl3 has the lowest oxidation rate among the binary Nb-Al alloys, it does not form exclusive layers of protective Al2O3 scales. Recently, it has been shown the feasibility of forming alumina scales on Nb-Al alloys at greatly reduced Al contents. The objective of this investigation was to maintain the high Al content, and hence low density, while achieving the capability of growing protective alumina scales. Alloy development followed approaches similar to those used successfully for superalloys and oxidation resistant MCrAlY coatings

  11. Interfacial Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Al Alloy/Mg Alloy Laminated Composite Plates Fabricated by Equal Channel Angular Processing

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    LI Guorui; ZHAO Dong; ZHAO Yaojiang; ZHOU Bin; WANG Hongxia

    2016-01-01

    KAl (7075) alloy /Mg (AZ31) alloy laminated composite plates were successfully fabricated by the equal channel angular processing (ECAP) by using route A for 1, 2, and 3 passes at 573 K, respectively. After fabrication, the 1-pass ECAPed laminated composite plates were annealed at different temperatures. The microstructure evolution, phase constituent, and bonding strength near the joining interface of Al (7075) alloy /Mg (AZ31) alloy laminated composites plates were evaluated with scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and shear tests. The experimental results indicated that a 20 μm diffusion layer was observed at the joining interface of Al (7075) alloy /Mg (AZ31) alloy laminated composites plates fabricated by the 1-pass ECAP, which mainly included Al3Mg2 and Mg17Al12 phases. With the increase of passes, the increase of diffusion layer thickness was not obvious and the form of crack in these processes led to the decrease of bonding strength. For 1-pass ECAPed composites, the thickness of diffusion layer remained unchanged after annealed at 473 K, while the bonding strength reached its maximum value 29.12 MPa. However, after elevating heat treatment temperature to 573 K, the thickness of diffusion layer increased rapidly, and thus the bonding strength decreased.

  12. Age-hardening characteristic of an Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloy produced by spray deposition

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    WANG Feng; XIONG Baiqing; ZHANG Yongan; ZHU Baohong; LIU Hongwei; ZHANG Zhihui; WANG Zixing

    2007-01-01

    Al-10.8Zn-2.8Mg-1.9Cu alloy was synthesized by spray atomization and deposition technique. GP zones and age-hardening process in the alloy were investigated using high-resolution electron microscopy (HREM), selected area diffraction (SAD), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis. The results indicated that spray deposition process accelerated the aging kinetics of the alloy at an aging temperature of 120℃, thereby reducing the peak aging time to 16 h.GPI and GPⅡ are the two types of zones that are major precipitates for the alloy under peak-aged condition. The precipitation sequence for the alloy is also discussed.

  13. Formation of metastable phases and nanocomposite structures in rapidly solidified Al-Fe alloys

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    Highlights: → Structures of nanocomposites in rapidly solidified Al-Fe alloys were investigated. → Nanoquasicrystalline, amorphous and intermetallics phases coexist with α-Al. → Nanoquasicrystalline phase was observed for the first time in the dilute Al alloys. → Thermodynamic driving force plays dominant role in precipitation of Fe-rich phases. → High hardness (3.57 GPa) was observed for nanocomposite of Al-10Fe alloy. - Abstract: In the present work the structure and morphology of the phases of nanocomposites formed in rapidly solidified Al-Fe alloys were investigated in details using analytical transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. Nanoquasicrystalline phases, amorphous phase and intermetallics like Al5Fe2, Al13F4 coexisted with α-Al in nanocomposites of the melt spun alloys. It was seen that the Fe supersaturation in α-Al diminished with the increase in Fe content and wheel speed indicating the dominant role of the thermodynamic driving force in the precipitation of Fe-rich phases. Nanoquasicrystalline phases were observed for the first time in the dilute Al alloys like Al-2.5Fe and Al-5Fe as confirmed by high resolution TEM. High hardness (3.57 GPa) was measured in nanocomposite of Al-10Fe alloy, which was attributed to synergistic effect of solid solution strengthening due to high solute content (9.17 at.% Fe), dispersion strengthening by high volume fraction of nanoquasicrystalline phase; and Hall-Petch strengthening from finer cell size (20-30 nm) of α-Al matrix.

  14. The electrochemical properties of melt-spun Al-Si-Cu alloys

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    Zhang Linping; Wang Fei; Liang Pu; Song Xianlei; Hu Qing [MOE Key Laboratory for Non-equilibrium Synthesis and Modulation of Condensed Matter, State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xi' an 710049 (China); Sun Zhanbo, E-mail: szb@mail.xjtu.edu.cn [MOE Key Laboratory for Non-equilibrium Synthesis and Modulation of Condensed Matter, State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xi' an 710049 (China); Song Xiaoping; Yang Sen; Wang Liqun [MOE Key Laboratory for Non-equilibrium Synthesis and Modulation of Condensed Matter, State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xi' an 710049 (China)

    2011-10-03

    Highlights: {yields} Non-equilibrium Al{sub 75-X}Si{sub 25}Cu{sub X} alloys exhibit high lithiation storages. {yields} The lithiation mechanism is different from melt-spun Al-Si-Mn system. {yields} The structural evolution is mitigated in the non-equilibrium alloys. {yields} Volume variation is alleviated due to the co-existence of Al{sub 2}Cu, {alpha}-Si and {alpha}-Al. - Abstract: Melt spinning was used to prepare Al{sub 75-X}Si{sub 25}Cu{sub X} (X = 1, 4, 7, 10 mol%) alloy anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. A metastable supersaturated solid solution of Si and Cu in fcc-Al, {alpha}-Si and Al{sub 2}Cu co-existed in the alloys. Nano-scaled {alpha}-Al grains, as the matrix, formed in the as-quenched ribbons. The Al{sub 74}Si{sub 25}Cu{sub 1} and Al{sub 71}Si{sub 25}Cu{sub 4} anodes exhibited initial discharge specific capacities of 1539 mAh g{sup -1}, 1324 mAh g{sup -1} and reversible capacities above 472 mAh g{sup -1}, 508 mAh g{sup -1} at the 20th cycle, respectively. The specific capacities reduced as the increase of the Cu content. AlLi intermetallic compound was detected in the lithiated alloys. It is concluded that the lithiation mechanism of the Al-Si-based alloys can be affected by the third component. The structural evolution and volume variation can be mitigated due to the formation of non-equilibrium state and the co-existence of nano-scaled {alpha}-Al, {alpha}-Si, and Al{sub 2}Cu for the present alloys.

  15. The electrochemical properties of melt-spun Al-Si-Cu alloys

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    Highlights: → Non-equilibrium Al75-XSi25CuX alloys exhibit high lithiation storages. → The lithiation mechanism is different from melt-spun Al-Si-Mn system. → The structural evolution is mitigated in the non-equilibrium alloys. → Volume variation is alleviated due to the co-existence of Al2Cu, α-Si and α-Al. - Abstract: Melt spinning was used to prepare Al75-XSi25CuX (X = 1, 4, 7, 10 mol%) alloy anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. A metastable supersaturated solid solution of Si and Cu in fcc-Al, α-Si and Al2Cu co-existed in the alloys. Nano-scaled α-Al grains, as the matrix, formed in the as-quenched ribbons. The Al74Si25Cu1 and Al71Si25Cu4 anodes exhibited initial discharge specific capacities of 1539 mAh g-1, 1324 mAh g-1 and reversible capacities above 472 mAh g-1, 508 mAh g-1 at the 20th cycle, respectively. The specific capacities reduced as the increase of the Cu content. AlLi intermetallic compound was detected in the lithiated alloys. It is concluded that the lithiation mechanism of the Al-Si-based alloys can be affected by the third component. The structural evolution and volume variation can be mitigated due to the formation of non-equilibrium state and the co-existence of nano-scaled α-Al, α-Si, and Al2Cu for the present alloys.

  16. Microstructure and Aging of Powder-Metallurgy Al Alloys

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    Blackburn, L. B.

    1987-01-01

    Report describes experimental study of thermal responses and aging behaviors of three new aluminum alloys. Alloys produced from rapidly solidified powders and contain 3.20 to 5.15 percent copper, 0.24 to 1.73 percent magnesium, 0.08 to 0.92 percent iron, and smaller amounts of manganese, nickel, titanium, silicon, and zinc. Peak hardness achieved at lower aging temperatures than with standard ingot-metallurgy alloys. Alloys of interest for automobile, aircraft, and aerospace applications.

  17. A novel Al-10Si-2Fe master alloy and its effect on inoculation of eutectic cells in Sr-modified A356 alloy

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    Zhang Yong; Zheng Hongliang; Liu Yue

    2014-01-01

    To investigate the possibility of inoculating eutectic cells, a novel Al-10Si-2Fe master alloy was synthesized and tested in Sr-modified A356 alloy. The new master alloy that consists of メ-Al, Si and モ-Al5FeSi phases was prepared by a casting process, and the silicon phase was found to grow epitaxially from the モ-Al5FeSi particles. The inoculation efficiency of the new master alloy on Sr-modified A356 alloy has been investigated by quenching experiment and thermal analysis. With the addition ...

  18. Influence of scandium on an Al-2% Si alloy processed by high-pressure torsion

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    Research highlights: → Al3Sc precipitates in Al-2% Si alloy lead to higher strength and smaller grains. → After 5 turns in high-pressure torsion, grain size is ∼0.15 μm and strength ∼375 MPa. → Ball indentation is effective for measuring the mechanical properties. - Abstract: High-pressure torsion (HPT) was used to process Al-2% Si and Al-2% Si-0.25% Sc alloys for up to five turns and the mechanical properties of the processed materials were evaluated using the ball indentation technique (BIT). The results show that the presence of Al3Sc precipitates is effective in producing higher strength levels and greater grain refinement in the Al-2% Si-0.25% Sc alloy. The introduction of scandium reduces the grain size of the Al-2% Si alloy from ∼0.38 to ∼0.15 μm after 5 turns of HPT and the corresponding maximum tensile strength is increased from ∼325 to ∼375 MPa. The grain and substructure formation in the Al-2% Si alloy is similar to aluminum with dislocation cell formation and a reasonably recovered microstructure whereas in the Al-2% Si-0.25% Sc alloy it is non-homogeneous with arrays of non-equilibrium boundaries and dislocation tangles within the grains.

  19. Structure and properties of ductile CuAlMn shape memory alloy synthesized by mechanical alloying and powder metallurgy

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    Highlights: • A ductile Cu–Al–Mn–Ti–B shape memory alloy with fine grain has been prepared via mechanical alloying and powder metallurgy. • Cu diffraction pattern appeares only after 25 h milling. • The quenched alloy with a single β phase has good ductile and high strength. • The aged alloy with a M18R martensite structure remains a shape memory recovery of 92% after 120 cycles. - Abstract: A ductile Cu–Al–Mn–Ti–B shape memory alloy with high fatigue strength has been prepared via mechanical alloying and powder metallurgy. With increasing milling time, the size of the crystallite grains decreases. Cu diffraction pattern appeared only after milling at a speed of 300 rpm for 25 h. The single phase CuAlMnTiB solid solution powder after 35 h milling was hot-pressed and extruded to form the final alloy. The quenched alloy had a single β phase at room temperature and its yield strength, maximum strength and strain were measured to be 390 MPa, 1015 MPa and 14.4%, respectively. The aged alloy showed a martensite structure at room temperature and had a shape memory recovery of 92% after 120 cycles

  20. Corrosion performance of Al-Si-Cu hypereutectic alloys in a synthetic condensed automotive solution

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    Hamilta de Oliveira Santos

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available In this investigation the corrosion resistance of four Al-Si hypereutectic alloys in a solution typical of condensate from automotive fuel combustion products, and referred to here as synthetic condensed automotive solution, has been studied. Three commercial alloys that are used for cylinder liners, and a laboratory made alloy, were studied by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and measurements were taken after increasing times of immersion in this solution. Comparison of the electrochemical response of the four alloys in the corrosive solution was carried out. Although the mechanisms by which the four alloys corroded were similar, the results indicated differences in corrosion resistances of these alloys, and these differences could be related to their microstructures. The laboratory prepared alloy showed increased susceptibility to pitting corrosion compared to the commercial alloys. The surfaces of the alloys were examined, before and after the corrosion test, by scanning electron microscopy and analyzed by energy dispersive spectroscopy. The results indicated preferential attack of the aluminium matrix phase in all the alloys. The alloy with higher copper content and prepared by spray forming was more susceptible to pitting compared to the other alloys. The EIS response at low frequencies indicated a diffusion-controlled process, probably that of oxygen to the alloy interface.

  1. Phase stability, deformation mechanisms, and mechanical properties of Nb-Al-Ti alloys

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    The phase stability, deformation mechanisms and mechanical properties of two alloys based on Nb3Al containing additions of Ti have been studied. These two alloys, with nominal compositions (in at.%) of Nb-15Al-10Ti (alloy 1) and Nb-15Al-40Ti (alloy 2), have the B2 crystal structure in as cast form. The ALCHEMI technique has been employed to assess qualitatively the distribution of atom types over the two sublattices of the B2 compounds. It is found that Ti and Al occupy different sublattices in alloy 2. Heat-treatment of alloy 1 at 1,100 C results in the precipitation of an A15 phase in the B2 matrix. Annealing at 900 C for short time introduces an w-phase. Prolonged annealing of alloy 1 at 700 C reveals the presence of an orthorhombic phase. The same orthorhombic phase is also found to exist between 800 and 1,000 C in alloy 2. Specific orientation relationships exist between the matrix phase and precipitates. The yield strength in compression of Alloy 1 and 2 were determined at various temperatures. Alloy 1 is strong compared to superalloy IN 718 over a range of temperatures up to 950 C. Both alloys with the B2 crystal structure are deformed by one or more of the following slip systems, namely (110), (112) and (123). Dislocations with Burgers vector, b, given by b= are present in the form of dissociated superpartial pairs, each with b=1/2. The inherent ductility of both alloys is indicated by the active slip systems and illustrated by 20% elongation to failure obtained in alloy 2 under room temperature tensile test. A trend of increasing tensile yield stress with increasing antiphase domain size was found. No evidence of interaction between dislocations and antiphase boundaries has been found to account for this increase of strength

  2. Wear and isothermal oxidation kinetics of nitrided TiAl based alloys

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    赵斌; 吴建生; 孙坚

    2002-01-01

    Gas nitridation of TiAl based alloys in an ammonia atmosphere was c arried out. The evaluation of the surface wear resistance was performed to compare with those of the non-nitrided alloys. It is concluded that high temperature nitridation raised wear resistance of TiAl based alloys markedly. The tribol ogical behaviors of the nitrided alloys were also discussed. The oxidation kinetics of the nitrided TiAl based alloys were investigated at 800~1000 ℃ in hot air. It is concluded that nitridation is detrimental to the oxidation resistance of TiAl based alloys under the present conditions. The nitrided alloys exhibit increased oxidizing rate with the prolongation of nitridation time at 800 ℃. However, alloys nitrided at 940 ℃ for 50 hdisplay a sign of better oxidat ion resistance than the other nitrided alloys at more severe oxidizing conditions. The parabolic rate law is considered as the basis of the data processing and interpretation of the mass gainvs time data. As a comparison with it, attempts were made to fit the data with the power law. The oxidation kinetic parameter kn, kp and n were measured and the trends were discussed.

  3. Advanced ODS FeCrAl alloys for accident-tolerant fuel cladding

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    Dryepondt, Sebastien N [ORNL; Unocic, Kinga A [ORNL; Hoelzer, David T [ORNL; Pint, Bruce A [ORNL

    2014-09-01

    ODS FeCrAl alloys are being developed with optimum composition and properties for accident tolerant fuel cladding. Two oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) Fe-15Cr-5Al+Y2O3 alloys were fabricated by ball milling and extrusion of gas atomized metallic powder mixed with Y2O3 powder. To assess the impact of Mo on the alloy mechanical properties, one alloy contained 1%Mo. The hardness and tensile properties of the two alloys were close and higher than the values reported for fine grain PM2000 alloy. This is likely due to the combination of a very fine grain structure and the presence of nano oxide precipitates. The nano oxide dispersion was however not sufficient to prevent grain boundary sliding at 800 C and the creep properties of the alloys were similar or only slightly superior to fine grain PM2000 alloy. Both alloys formed a protective alumina scale at 1200 C in air and steam and the mass gain curves were similar to curves generated with 12Cr-5Al+Y2O3 (+Hf or Zr) ODS alloys fabricated for a different project. To estimate the maximum temperature limit of use for the two alloys in steam, ramp tests at a rate of 5 C/min were carried out in steam. Like other ODS alloys, the two alloys showed a significant increase of the mas gains at T~ 1380 C compared with ~1480 C for wrought alloys of similar composition. The beneficial effect of Yttrium for wrought FeCrAl does not seem effective for most ODS FeCrAl alloys. Characterization of the hardness of annealed specimens revealed that the microstructure of the two alloys was not stable above 1000 C. Concurrent radiation results suggested that Cr levels <15wt% are desirable and the creep and oxidation results from the 12Cr ODS alloys indicate that a lower Cr, high strength ODS alloy with a higher maximum use temperature could be achieved.

  4. Transformation to Ni5Al3 in a 63.0 at. pct Ni-Al alloy

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    Khadkikar, P. S.; Locci, I. E.; Vedula, K.; Michal, G. M.

    1993-01-01

    Microstructures of 63 at. pct P/M Ni-Al alloys with a composition close to the stoichiometry of the Ni5Al3 phase were investigated using homogenized and quenched specimens aged at low temperatures for various times. Results of analyses of XRD data and electron microscopy observations were used for quantitative phase analysis, performed to calculate the (NiAl + Ni5Al3)/Ni5Al3 phase boundary locations. The measured lattice parameters of Ni5Al3 phase formed at 823, 873, and 923 K indicated an increase in tetragonality of the phase with increasing nickel content.

  5. Corrosion Behavior of Extruded near Eutectic Al-Si-Mg and 6063 Alloys

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    Yuna Wu; Hengcheng Liao

    2013-01-01

    In this work,a comparison study on corrosion behavior of extruded near eutectic Al-12.3%Si-0.26%Mg and 6063 alloys has been carried out by mass loss test in 4% H2SO4 aqueous solution in the open air and potentiodynamic polarization test in 3.5 wt.% NaCl aqueous solution.Results indicate that the corrosion resistance of the near eutectic Al-Si-Mg alloy is less than that of 6063 alloy.Macro/microscopy and scanning electron microscopy results clearly show the difference of the corrosion progress of these two alloys in 4% H2SO4 aqueous solution.The corrosion type of 6063 alloy is pitting corrosion.The Mg2Si and AlFeSi particles and surface defects act as nucleation sites for pitting,and the amount and distribution of them have a significant effect on the pitting behavior.For the near eutectic alloy,there are two types of corrosion cells.One is between the extruded primary α-Al and the eutectic,the other is between the eutectic Al and eutectic Si particles.Combination of these two types of corrosion cells leads to a lower corrosion resistance,a higher mass loss of the near eutectic alloy compared with 6063 alloy,and the formation of the paralleling corroded grooves.

  6. The shear behaviour of partially solidified Al-Si-Cu alloys

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    Sumitomo, T.; Steinberg, T. [Queensland Univ., Brisbane (Australia). Dept. of Mech. Eng.; StJohn, D.H. [CRC for Cast Metals Manufacturing (CAST), Department of Mining, Minerals and Materials Engineering, The University of Queensland, 4072, Brisbane, Qld. (Australia)

    2000-09-30

    A direct shear cell was used to measure the shear behaviour of partially solidified Al-Si-Cu alloys with compositions of AlSi4Cu1, AlSi7Cu1, AlSi4Cu4 and AlSi7Cu4. Determination of rigidity and shear strength with respect to solid fraction for each alloy revealed two transition points, identified in the literature as coherency and maximum packing solid fraction, where changes in shearing mechanism occurred. Coherency occurred between 0.18 and 0.21 solid fraction for the 7%Si alloys and between 0.24 and 0.27 for the 4%Si alloys. Maximum packing occurred between 0.33 and 0.35 solid fraction for the 7%Si alloys and between 0.44 and 0.47 for the 4%Si alloys. For a given solid fraction after coherency, the shear strength increased when the silicon content was increased. This was due to the effect of silicon where the 4%Si alloys have a globular, rosette-like microstructure, while the 7%Si alloys have a larger grain size and a more irregular dendritic morphology. After the maximum packing solid fraction, an increase in copper content resulted in increased strength for a given solid fraction. This is hypothesised to be caused by a correspondingly lower temperature for the same solid fraction with increasing copper content, leading to a more rigid dendritic network. The deformation mechanisms occurring during shear are also discussed. (orig.)

  7. Microstructural, mechanical characterisation and fractography of As-cast Ti-Al alloy

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    The effect of alloying element, namely chromium (Cr) on the microstructures, mechanical characterization and fracture surface of gamma titanium aluminide (Ti Al) has been studied. Micro-hardness and fatigue crack growth tests were performed on as-cast samples with composition of Ti-48at%Al and Ti-48%Al-2at%Cr. Prior to the micro-hardness tests; samples were metallurgically prepared for microstructural and structural analysis using optical microscope and scanning electron microscope. Field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) technique was employed to investigate the fracture surface of sample after fatigue crack growth test. Micro-hardness tests results showed increasing hardness value of Ti-48Al alloys when chromium is added. Both titanium aluminide alloys exhibited a nearly lamellae microstructure. However, finer laths of plates in lamellar structure have been observed in Ti-48at%Al-2at%Cr. FESEM micrograph of surface fracture indicates a mixed mode of failure for both alloys. (author)

  8. The two steps thermal decomposition of titanium hydride and two steps foaming of Al alloy

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    SHANG; Jintang; HE; Deping

    2005-01-01

    Two steps foaming (TSF) technique was proposed to prepare shaped Al alloy foam. Based on the thermal decomposition kinetics equation of titanium hydride, the relationship between two steps thermal decomposition kinetics of titanium hydride and two steps foaming Al alloy melt was studied. Two steps thermal decomposition curve of titanium hydride under increasing and constant temperature was calculated respectively. The hydrogen mass needed in the second foaming step was also calculated. Results showed that the hydrogen mass of the second thermal decomposition of titanium hydride is enough for the second foaming step in the condition of as-received Al melt foaming. Experimental and theoretical results indicate that two steps foaming technique can be used to prepare Al alloy foam with high porosity, shaped components and sandwich with Al alloy foam core.

  9. Microstructure and thermal stability behavior of a rapidly solidified Al-Ti-Fe-Cr alloy

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    2002-01-01

    A rapidly solidified Al-2.5Ti-2.5Fe-2.5Cr (mass fraction in %) alloy was prepared by melt spinning. Asquenched and as-annealed microstructures were studied by X-ray diffractometry (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HREM) and energy dispersive spectrum (EDS) analysis.The microhardness of the alloy at different annealing temperatures was measured. The results obtained indicate that the microhardness of the rapidly solidified Al-2.5Ti-2.5Fe-2.5Cr alloy does not vary with different annealing temperatures.The as-quenched microstructure of the alloy includes two kinds of dispersed primary phases: Al3Ti and Al13(Cr, Fe)2. After annealing at 400 ℃ for 10 h, the stable phase Al13Fe4 appears in the microstructure.

  10. Accelerated artificial ageing regimes of commercial aluminium alloys. II. Al-Cu, Al-Zn-Mg-(Cu), Al-Mg-Si-(Cu)

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    Ber, L.B. [All-Union Inst. of Light Alloys, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2000-03-15

    For pt.I see ibid., vol.280, p.83-90, 2000. For Al-Cu, Al-Zn-Mg-(Cu), Al-Mg-Si-(Cu) commercial aluminium alloys effects of temperature and exposure on the phase composition and morphology of hardener precipitates, strength and plasticity were carried out. These results are submitted as TTT (time-temperature-transformation) and TTP (time-temperature-properties) diagrams for ageing. For acceleration of ageing the two-stage ageing regimes with high-temperature stages are used, the characteristics hardener precipitates remaining close to optimum. The examples of the accelerated ageing regimes in industrial conditions for sheets from 1201 alloy (type of 2219), sheets from V95 alloy (type of 7075), forgings from AK6 alloy (system Al-Mg-Si-Cu) are presented. The comparison of the mechanical properties, damage tolerance, corrosion resistance of the semi-products processed by standard and accelerated regimes is given. (orig.)

  11. Thermodynamic analysis of chemical compatibility of several compounds with Fe-Cr-Al alloys

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    Misra, Ajay K.

    1993-01-01

    Chemical compatibility between Fe-19.8Cr-4.8Al (weight percent), which is the base composition for the commercial superalloy MA956, and several carbides, borides, nitrides, oxides, and silicides was analyzed from thermodynamic considerations. The effect of addition of minor alloying elements, such as Ti, Y, and Y2O3, to the Fe-Cr-Al alloy on chemical compatibility between the alloy and various compounds was also analyzed. Several chemically compatible compounds that can be potential reinforcement materials and/or interface coating materials for Fe-Cr-Al based composites were identified.

  12. Precision casting of Ti-15V-3Cr-3Al-3Sn alloy setting

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    Nan Hai; Liu Changkui; Huang Dong

    2008-01-01

    In this research, Ti-15V-3Cr-3Al-3Sn alloy ingots were prepared using ceramic mold and centrifugal casting. The Ti-15V-3Cr-3Al-3Sn setting casting, for aeronautic engine, with 1.5 mm in thickness was manufactured. The alloy melting process, precision casting process, and problems in casting application were discussed. Effects of Hot Isostatic Pressing and heat treatment on the mechanical properties and microstructure of the Ti-15V-3Cr-3Al-3Sn alloy were studied.

  13. Tensile Strength of the Al-9%Si Alloy Modified with Na, F and Cl Compounds

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    T. Lipiński

    2010-01-01

    The modification of the Al-9%Si alloy with the use of a complex modifier containing Na, F and Cl was investigated in the study. The modifier was composed of NaCl, Na3AlF6 and NaF compounds. The modifier and the liquid Al-Si alloy were kept in the crucible for 15 minutes. The modifier's effect relative to the weight of the processed alloy on its tensile strength was presented in graphic form. The results of the study indicate that the complex modifier altered the investigated properties of the...

  14. Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of Al/Mg Alloy Multilayered Composites Produced by Accumulative Roll Bonding

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    H.S.Liu; B.Zhang; G.P.Zhang

    2011-01-01

    Al/Mg alloy multilayered composites were produced successfully at the lower temperature (280℃) by accumulative roll bonding (ARB) processing technique. The microstructures of Al and Mg alloy layers were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Vickers hardness and three-point bending tests were conducted to investigate mechanical properties of the composites. It is found that Vickers hardness, bending strength and stiffness modulus of the Al/Mg alloy multilayered composite increase with increasing the ARB pass. Delamination and crack propagation along the interface are the two main failure modes of the multilayered composite subjected to bending load. Strengthening and fracture mechanisms of the composite are analyzed.

  15. Study on DC welding parameters of Al-alloy shaping based on arc-welding robot

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    2008-01-01

    The Al-alloy arc-welding shaping system based on arc-welding robot is established, and the Al-alloy shaping manufacture is realized with the DC (direct current) gas metal arc welding (GMAW). The research indicates that the metal transfer type of DC GMAW, heat input and the initial temperature of the workpiece greatly affect the Al-alloy shaping based on arc welding robot. On the penetration, the weld width and the reinforcement, the influence of welding parameters is analyzed by generalized regression neural network (GRNN) fitting.

  16. Precision casting of Ti-15V-3Cr-3Al-3Sn alloy setting

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    Nan Hai

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available In this research, Ti-15V-3Cr-3Al-3Sn alloy ingots were prepared using ceramic mold and centrifugal casting. The Ti-15V-3Cr-3Al-3Sn setting casting, for aeronautic engine, with 1.5 mm in thickness was manufactured. The alloy melting process, precision casting process, and problems in casting application were discussed. Effects of Hot Isostatic Pressing and heat treatment on the mechanical properties and microstructure of the Ti-15V-3Cr-3Al-3Sn alloy were studied.

  17. Comparison of microstructure and corrosion properties of Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloys 7150 and 7010

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    MENG Qing-chang; FAN Xi-gang; REN Shi-yu; ZHANG Xin-mei; ZHANG Bao-you

    2006-01-01

    The influence of coarse Cu-bearing particles, matrix and subgrain boundary precipitates on the stress corrosion susceptibility of the Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloys was investigated. The strength of 7150 alloy is about 15 MPa higher than that of 7010 alloy.The 7010 alloy exhibits higher resistance to stress corrosion cracking as compared with the 7150 alloy. The coarse Cu-bearing particles are detrimental to the resistance to stress corrosion cracking. The increase of size of matrix and subgrain boundary precipitates decreases the susceptibility of stress corrosion. The anodic dissolution and hydrogen embrittlement govern the cracking process. The severity of stress corrosion cracking is shown to be related to the coarse Cu-bearing particles, matrix and subgrain precipitates in Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloys.

  18. The Kinetics Of Ti-1Al-1Mn Alloy Thermal Oxidation And Charcteristic Of Oxide Layer

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    Klimecka-Tatar D.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The main goal of the study was to carry out the treatment of cyclic oxidation of Ti alloy (Ti-1Al-1Mn in air atmosphere. Based on measurements of mass gain of titanium alloy samples (Ti-1Al-1Mn the kinetic oxidation curves during cyclic annealing were determined. The oxidized surface of the titanium alloy was carefully observed with optical microscopy equipment and the geometrical development, shape and surface morphology were defined. The phase composition of the obtained oxide layers on the Ti-alloy with qualitative analysis of the X-ray were defined. Since titanium alloys are among the most widely used metallic materials in dental prosthetics the corrosion measurements in a solution simulating the environment of the oral cavity were carried out. The results confirmed that the used titanium alloy easily covered with oxides layers, which to some extent inhibit the processes of electrochemical corrosion in artificial saliva solution.

  19. Low Cost Al-Si Casting Alloy As In-Situ Composite for High Temperature Applications

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    Lee, Jonathan A.

    2000-01-01

    A new aluminum-silicon (Al-Si) alloy has been successfully developed at NASA- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) that has significant improvement in tensile and fatigue strength at elevated temperatures (500 F-700 F). The alloy offers a number of benefits such as light weight, high hardness, low thermal expansion and high surface wear resistance. In hypereutectic form, this alloy is considered as an in-situ Al-Si composite with tensile strength of about 90% higher than the auto industry 390 alloy at 600 F. This composite is very economically produced by using either conventional permanent steel molds or die casting. The projected material cost is less than $0.90 per pound, and automotive components such as pistons can be cast for high production rate using conventional casting techniques with a low and fully accounted cost. Key Words: Metal matrix composites, In-situ composite, aluminum-silicon alloy, hypereutectic alloy, permanent mold casting, die casting.

  20. Influence of magnesium additives on anode properties of Zn 55 Al alloy in the medium of NaCl electrolyte

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    Present article is devoted to influence of magnesium additives on anode properties of Zn 55 Al alloy in the medium of NaCl electrolyte. Thus, the results of studies of influence of magnesium additives on anode properties of zink-aluminium alloy Zn 55 Al intended as anode cover for corrosion protection of steel constructions are considered. Chemical composition and studies results of corrosion-electrochemical properties of Zn 55 Al alloy alloyed by magnesium are presented. Corrosion-electrochemical properties of zink-aluminium covers Zn 55 Al alloyed by magnesium in the medium of NaCl electrolyte are considered as well. Dependence of pitting potential of Zn 55 Al alloy alloyed by magnesium on concentration of NaCl electrolyte is studied. Dependence of corrosion rate of Zn 55 al alloy on magnesium content in the medium of NaCl electrolyte is studied as well.

  1. Phase structures and morphologies of rapidly solidified intermetallic alloys in Nb-Ti-Al ternary system

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    In order to evaluate the potential of applying RSP (rapid solidification processing) to the intermetallic alloys in the Nb-Ti-Al ternary system, the phase structures and morphologies of splat quenched alloys among TiAl, Ti3Al, γ1 and TiAl3, NbAl3 phases were investigated by optical microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray and electron diffraction. A phase constitution map under a rapid solidified state is given. The modification of microstructures, formation of metastable phases, solubility extension and change in solidification path are presented and discussed. Some comparisons are made with the results of previous workers

  2. Structure and magnetic behaviour of Fe-Cu-Nb-Si-B-Al alloys

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    Fe was substituted by Al up to 7 at% in Finemet. After annealing at 550 deg. C all samples were nanocrystalline, with more or less ordered α-Fe(Si,Al) grains; the DO3-like ordering was the most dominant in samples with 5 and 7 at% of Al. In as-quenched state Al decreased linearly the magnetization, but up to 3 at% enhanced the Curie temperature of the alloy. The Curie temperature of the crystalline phase and the magnetization in annealed samples abruptly decreased, when there was more than 5 at% of Al in the alloy

  3. Corrosion Behavior of Welded Joints of Al-6Mg Alloy with Trace Scandium Addition

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    Wang Yue

    2004-01-01

    Al-6Mg alloy with trace Sc addition was prepared by means of melting-casting.The samples of the welded joints of Al-6Mg alloy with trace Sc addition were made by method of manual argon-arc welding.Neutral salt spray test was carried out by referring to GB/T10125-1997 and GB6384-1986 practice.Exfoliation testing was carried out in accordance with the method of Al-Mg alloy exfoliation corrosion test.The corrosion behaviors of the welded joints of AlMg alloy with high level of Mg and trace Sc addition were studied.The microstructures of the welded joints were observed by using optical microscope and transmission electron microscope.The corrosion resistance mechanism of the alloy was also involved.This work intended to determine if the welded joints of Al-6Mgalloy with trace Sc addition can have excellent corrosion resistance, when their strength are clearly improved.The results show that trace content of Sc refines the grains of alloys effectively, raises remarkably the corrosion resistance of the welded joints of Al-6Mg alloy with trace Sc addition.The corrosion resistance mechanisms are that there is free of continuous grain boundary precipitation or network which could be susceptible to corrosion in the microstructure of welded joints.

  4. Crystallographic Characteristic of Intermetallic Compounds in Al-Si-Mg Casting Alloys Using Electron Backscatter Diffraction

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    ZOU Yongzhi; XU Zhengbing; HE Juan; ZENG Jianmin

    2010-01-01

    The Al-Si-Mg alloy which can be strengthened by heat treatment is widely applied to the key components of aerospace and aeronautics. Iron-rich intermetallic compounds are well known to be strongly influential on mechanical properties in Al-Si-Mg alloys. But intermetallic compounds in cast Al-Si-Mg alloy intermetallics are often misidentified in previous metallurgical studies. It was described as many different compounds, such as AlFeSi, Al8Fe2Si, Al5(Fe, Mn)3Si2 and so on. For the purpose of solving this problem, the intermetallic compounds in cast Al-Si alloys containing 0.5% Mg were investigated in this study. The iron-rich compounds in Al-Si-Mg casting alloys were characterized by optical microscope(OM), scanning electron microscope(SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer(EDS), electron backscatter diffraction(EBSD) and X-ray powder diffraction(XRD). The electron backscatter diffraction patterns were used to assess the crystallographic characteristics of intermetallic compounds. The compound which contains Fe/Mg-rich particles with coarse morphologies was Al8FeMg3Si6 in the alloy by using EBSD. The compound belongs to hexagonal system, space group P2m, with the lattice parameter a=0.662 nm, c=0.792 nm. The β-phase is indexed as tetragonal Al3FeSi2, space group I4/mcm, a=0.607 nm and c=0.950 nm. The XRD data indicate that Al8FeMg3Si6 and Al3FeSi2 are present in the microstructure of Al-7Si-Mg alloy, which confirms the identification result of EBSD. The present study identified the iron-rich compound in Al-Si-Mg alloy, which provides a reliable method to identify the intermetallic compounds in short time in Al-Si-Mg alloy. Study results are helpful for identification of complex compounds in alloys.

  5. Selected fretting-wear-resistant coatings for Ti-6 pct Al-4 pct V alloy

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    Bill, R. C.

    1985-01-01

    The ability of several wear-resistant coatings to reduce fretting in the Ti-6Al-4V alloy is investigated. The experimental apparatus and procedures for evaluating fretting in uncoated Ti-6Al-4V alloy and in the alloy with plasma-sprayed coatings, polymer-bonded coating, and surface treatments are described. The wear volume and wear rate for the alloys are measured and compared. It is concluded that Al2O3 with 13 percent TiO2, preoxidation and nitride surface treatments, and MoS2 sputtering result in wear-resistant surfaces; however, the polyimide coating is the most wear resistant coating in both dry and moist air, and it causes the least wear to the uncoated alloy surface.

  6. Application of ceramic short fiber reinforced Al alloy matrix composite on piston for internal combustion engines

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    Wu Shenqing

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available The preparation and properties of ceramic short fiber reinforced Al-Si alloy matrix composite and it’s application on the piston for internal combustion engines are presented. Alumina or aluminosilicate fibers reinforced Al-Si alloy matrix composite has more excellent synthetical properties at elevated temperature than the matrix alloys. A partially reinforced Al-Si alloy matrix composite piston produced by squeeze casting technique has a firm interface between reinforced and unreinforced areas, low reject rate and good technical tolerance. As a new kind of piston material, it has been used for mass production of about 400,000 pieces of automobile engines piston. China has become one of a few countries in which aluminum alloy matrix composite materials have been used in automobile industry and attained industrialization.

  7. Investigation of phase equilibria and certain properties of Ti-Al-Zr-Sn-Mo-Si alloys

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    A partial polythermal section of the Ti-Al-Zr-Sn-Mo-Si alloy system has been constructed with a constant Al-, Zr-, Sn-, Mo (21%) content and varying within 0 to 3% content of silicon. In the system alloys the phases α, β, α2(Ti3Al), sigma (Ti5Si3) and the two-, three- and four-phase regions corresponding to above phases exist. At temperatures of 1020- 1010 deg C the alloys of the section undergo the transformation in solid state connected with the transformation in the binary Ti-Si (β→α-Ti5Si3) system. The specific electric conductivity of quenched alloys decreases with silicon concentration increase from approximately 1.85-1.95 down to approximately 1.6-1.7x10-4 ohm.cm. The hardness values of the alloys increase with the silicon additions from 310 to 360 kg/mm2 (600 deg C)

  8. Zinc phosphating of 6061-Al alloy using REN as additive

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    ZHANG Shenglin; ZHANG Xiaolin; ZHANG Mingming

    2008-01-01

    Zinc phosphate coating formed on 6061-Al alloy was studied with the help of electrochemical measurements, Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR), and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), after dipping it in phosphating solutions containing different concentrations of Rare Earth Nitrate (REN). REN, which acted as an accelerator in the phosphating solution, could catalyze the surface reaction and accelerate the phosphating process. REN mainly enabled the P in the phosphate coating to exist in the form of PO43- and promoted the hydrolysis of phosphatic acid in a liquid layer at the cathodes. This resulted in the evolution of H2 at the cathodes, which increased the local pH value and in turn drove the precipitation of the phosphate coating. Additionally, REN was adsorbed on the surface of the aluminum substrates to form a gel during the phosphating process. These gel particles were good crystal seeds, which helped to form phosphate crystal nuclei and possess the function of a nucleation agent that could decrease the phosphate crystal size. The corrosion resistance of the formed zinc phosphate coatings was improved.

  9. Alignment of primary Al3Ni phases in hypereutectic Al-Ni alloys with various compositions under high magnetic fields

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    2009-01-01

    Al-Ni hypereutectic alloys with various compositions were solidified under various magnetic field con- ditions to investigate the alignment of primary Al3Ni phases. The results showed that the application of high magnetic fields could improve the homogeneity of the primary Al3Ni phase distribution and induce the alignment of primary Al3Ni phases in the direction perpendicular to the magnetic field direction to form chain-like structures. However, the alignment was different from the orientation of the Al3Ni phases. Furthermore, the degree of the alignment decreased with the increasing concentration of Ni element. This can be attributed to the combination effects of high magnetic field and alloy composition on the concentration field around the crystallized primary Al3Ni crystals.

  10. Diode laser gas nitriding of Ti6Al4V alloy

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    A. Lisiecki; A. Klimpel

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: To produce erosion wear resistant and high hardness surface layers of turbofan engine blades and steamturbine blades made of titanium alloy Ti6Al4V laser gas nitrating (LGN) technology of laser alloying was selectedto produce titanium nitrides participations in the titanium alloy matrix surface layers.Design/methodology/approach: Studies on influence of the parameters of laser gas nitriding of titaniumalloy and partial pressure of nitrogen and argon in the gas mixture on the surface ...

  11. Measurement of the superconducting transition temperature of Dural and titanium 6Al-4V alloys

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    Divakar, U; Henry, S; Kraus, H; Tolhurst, A J B [University of Oxford, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom)

    2008-06-15

    We have measured the superconducting transition temperatures of commercial alloys Dural and titanium 6Al-4V, to assess their suitability for use in the cryoEDM neutron electric dipole moment experiment. Our sample of aluminium alloy Dural became a superconductor at 0.84 {+-} 0.07 K but the titanium alloy did not show any superconducting behaviour down to the experimental limit of 0.17 {+-} 0.11 K.

  12. Changes in Ti-Al-Mn alloy compositions during their smelting in a vacuum induction furnace

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    L. Blacha

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Major problems with smelting of light titanium-based alloys are related to their strong reactivity in the liquid phase with virtually all melting pot materials. Another problem regarding titanium alloy smelting is an unfavourable process of alloy component evaporation due to high melting temperatures of the alloys and significant differences in vapour pressures of their individual components. In the present paper, results of a study on manganese evaporation from the OT4 alloy are presented.Design/methodology/approach: The OT4 alloy contained 94.29, 3.50 and 1.49 %mass of Ti, Al and Mn, respectively. The experiments were performed at 5 to 1000 Pa for 1973 K and 2023 K. During each smelting experiment, metal samples were collected and analysed for titanium, aluminium and manganese contents.Findings: During inductive OT4 alloy smelting from the Ti-Al-Mn system at reduced pressure, significant manganese losses from the alloy are observed as a result manganese evaporation. For manganese and titanium, the evaporation coefficient ΩMn/Ti values were within 12421–42899, while for manganese and aluminium (ΩMn/Al, they were within 34 to 52, suggesting that, thermodynamically, there is a potential for intense manganese evaporation from the investigated alloy.Research limitations/implications: The study findings may be a basis for a full kinetic analysis of Mn evaporation from the OT4 alloy which enables determination of process-controlling stages.Practical implications: The study results regarding changes in manganese content in the OT4 alloy during its smelting with the use of VIM technology suggest that one of conditions that may limit the unfavourable process of manganese evaporation is shortening the smelting time or performing the process at about 1000 Pa.Originality/value: In literature, there are no data regarding results of studies on manganese elimination from Ti-Al-Mn alloys during their smelting.

  13. Corrosion performance of Al-Si-Cu hypereutectic alloys in a synthetic condensed automotive solution

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    Hamilta de Oliveira Santos; Fernando Morais dos Reis; Clarice Terui Kunioshi; Jesualdo Luiz Rossi; Isolda Costa

    2005-01-01

    In this investigation the corrosion resistance of four Al-Si hypereutectic alloys in a solution typical of condensate from automotive fuel combustion products, and referred to here as synthetic condensed automotive solution, has been studied. Three commercial alloys that are used for cylinder liners, and a laboratory made alloy, were studied by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and measurements were taken after increasing times of immersion in this solution. Comparison of the electrochem...

  14. Corrosion and Discharge Behaviors of Mg-Al-Zn and Mg-Al-Zn-In Alloys as Anode Materials

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The Mg-6%Al-3%Zn and Mg-6%Al-3%Zn-(1%, 1.5%, 2%In alloys were prepared by melting and casting. Their microstructures were investigated via metallographic and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS analysis. Moreover, hydrogen evolution and electrochemical tests were carried out in 3.5 wt% NaCl solution aiming at identifying their corrosion mechanisms and discharge behaviors. The results suggested that indium exerts an improvement on both the corrosion rate and the discharge activity of Mg-Al-Zn alloy via the effects of grain refining, β-Mg17Al12 precipitation, dissolving-reprecipitation, and self-peeling. The Mg-6%Al-3%Zn-1.5%In alloy with the highest corrosion rate at free corrosion potential did not perform desirable discharge activity indicating that the barrier effect caused by the β-Mg17Al12 phase would have been enhanced under the conditions of anodic polarization. The Mg-6%Al-3%Zn-1.0%In alloy with a relative low corrosion rate and a high discharge activity is a promising anode material for both cathodic protection and chemical power source applications.

  15. Influences of Yttrium on Cyclic Oxidation Behavior of Fe-Cr-Al Alloy

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    辛丽; 李美栓; 钱余海; 李铁藩

    2001-01-01

    The 1100 ℃ cyclic oxidation behavior of Fe-23Cr-5Al alloy modified by yttrium was studied. Yttrium was added to this alloy in the form of (1) metallic addition, (2) yttrium oxide dispersion and (3) ion implantation. Cracking and spalling occurred on the convoluted scale formed on Y-free alloy and the substrate was exposed. A flat dense scale without spallation was formed on the yttrium alloying addition or yttrium oxide dispersion alloy. Spallation mainly occurred between two layers of the scale on the 1×1017Y ions/cm2-implanted alloy. The results indicate the main reason that the adhesion of alumina scale was improved by yttrium addition lies in that yttrium is liable to form a stable yttrium sulfide with sulfur in the alloy and prevent sulfur interface segregation. Another reason is that the growth mechanism of alumina scale was changed by yttrium addition.

  16. Influence of Solid Fraction on Gravity Segregation of Sn in Al-20Sn Alloy Casting

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    2000-01-01

    The influence of solid fraction of Al-20Sn alloy mushy on gravity segregation of Sn in casting was studied and, the relationship between solid fraction and the temperature of alloy mushy and that between solid fraction of alloy mushy and size of Sn particle in ingot were determined. The results show that the relationship between solid fraction and the temperature of alloy mushy was fs=1683-4.86t+0.0035t2. The extent of gravity segregation of Sn in casting reduced gradually with the increasing of solid fraction of alloy mushy. When solid fraction of alloy mushy was arger than 40%, the gravity segregation of Sn in casting could be removed basically, and the relationship between solid fraction of alloy mushy and size of Sn particle in ingot was s=-0.64fs+70.8.

  17. Effects of scandium and zirconium combination alloying on as-cast microstructure and mechanical properties of Al-4Cu-1.5Mg alloy

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    Xiang Qingchun; Zhao Jing; Pan Haicheng

    2011-01-01

    The influences of minor scandium and zirconium combination alloying on the as-cast microstructure and mechanical properties of Al-4Cu-1.5Mg alloy have been experimentally investigated. The experimental results show that when the minor elements of scandium and zirconium are simultaneously added into the Al-4Cu-1.5Mg alloy, the as-cast microstructure of the alloy is effectively modified and the grains of the alloy are greatly refined. The coarse dendrites in the microstructure of the alloy with...

  18. Tensile behavior of rapidly solidified Al-Li-Zr and Al-Li-Cu-Mg-Zr alloys at 293 and 77 K

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    Kim, S.S. [Gyeongsang National Univ., Chinju (Korea, Republic of). Div. of Materials Science and Engineering; Shin, K.S. [Seoul National Univ. (Korea, Republic of). School for Materials Science and Engineering; Kim, N.J. [POSTECH, Pohang (Korea, Republic of). Center for Advanced Aerospace Materials

    1999-08-01

    It has been found that the tensile ductility of some Al-Li alloys increases significantly with decreasing temperature. Although this inverse temperature dependence has often been observed in some non-Li-containing Al alloys, such as Al 2219, the magnitude of improvement in tensile ductility is generally much higher in Li-containing Al alloys. Several hypothetical mechanisms have been proposed to explain the increase in tensile ductility at cryogenic temperatures for Al-Li alloys. At present, the studies on the cryogenic mechanical properties o Li-containing Al alloys are largely limited to ingot-melted alloys, and the data are not readily available for powder metallurgy (PM) processed Al-Li alloys. The refined microstructure of PM processed Al-Li alloys would minimize the extrinsic delamination effects on the tensile properties and, as a result, these may serve as better materials for studying the mechanism(s) for the improved cryogenic tensile properties in Al-Li alloys. The objective of the present study, therefore, was to examine the tensile properties of rapidly solidified (RS)/PM processed Al-Li alloys and to identify the mechanism of the increase in tensile ductility at cryogenic temperatures.

  19. Evidence of eutectic crystallization and transient nucleation in Al89La6Ni5 amorphous alloy

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    Zhuang, Yanxin; Jiang, Jianzhong; Lin, Z. G.; Mezouar, M.; Crichton, W.; Inoue, A.

    2001-01-01

    The phase evolution with the temperature and time in the process of crystallization of Al89La6Ni5 amorphous alloy has been investigated by in situ high-temperature and high-pressure x-ray powder diffraction using synchrotron radiation. Two crystalline phases, fcc-Al and a metastable bcc-(AlNi)(11...

  20. Pitting corrosion of Al and Al-Cu alloys by ClO4- ions in neutral sulphate solutions

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    The influence of various concentrations of NaClO4, as a pitting corrosion agent, on the corrosion behaviour of pure Al, and two Al-Cu alloys, namely (Al + 2.5 wt% Cu) and (Al + 7 wt% Cu) alloys in 1.0 M Na2SO4 solution was investigated by potentiodynamic polarization and potentiostatic techniques at 25 deg. C. Measurements were conducted under the influence of various experimental conditions, complemented by ex situ energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) examinations of the electrode surface. In free perchlorate sulphate solutions, for the three Al samples, the anodic polarization exhibits an active/passive transition. The active dissolution region involves an anodic peak (peak A) which is assigned to the formation of Al2O3 passive film on the electrode surface. The passive region extends up to 1500 mV with almost constant current density (jpass) without exhibiting a critical breakdown potential or showing any evidence of pitting attack. For the three Al samples, addition of ClO4- ions to the sulphate solution stimulates their active anodic dissolution and tends to induce pitting corrosion within the oxide passive region. Pitting corrosion was confirmed by SEM examination of the electrode surface. The pitting potential decreases with increasing ClO4- ion concentration indicating a decrease in pitting corrosion resistance. The susceptibility of the three Al samples towards pitting corrosion decreases in the order: Al > (Al + 2.5 wt% Cu) alloy > (Al + 7 wt% Cu) alloy. Potentiostatic measurements showed that the rate of pitting initiation increases with increasing ClO4- ion concentration and applied step anodic potential, while it decreases with increasing %Cu in the Al samples. The inhibitive effect of SO42- ions was also discussed

  1. Microstructure and mechanical properties of bulk nanocrystalline Al-Fe alloy processed by mechanical alloying and spark plasma sintering

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    Nanocrystalline Al-5 at.% Fe alloy powders produced by mechanical alloying were consolidated by spark plasma sintering. The sintered sample showed high strength >1000 MPa with a large plastic strain of 15% at room temperature and 500 MPa at 350 deg. C. Microstructure characterizations by transmission electron microscopy and atom probe tomography revealed that the sintered samples are composed of α-Al and Al6Fe nanocrystalline regions with 90 nm in diameter and a minor fraction of Al13Fe4 phase and coarsened 0.5-1 μm α-Al grains. This bimodally grained feature is attributed to the relatively large plastic strain for the strength level of 1000 MPa at room temperature.

  2. The influence of chemical composition on the properties and structure Al-Si-Cu(Mg alloys

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    M. Kaczorowski

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available The mechanical properties of different chemical composition AlSiCuMg type cast alloys after precipitation hardening are presented. The aim of the study was to find out how much the changes in chemistry of aluminum cast alloys permissible by EN-PN standards may influence the mechanical properties of these alloys. Eight AlSi5Cu3(Mg type cast alloys of different content alloying elements were selected for the study. The specimens cut form test castings were subjected to precipitation hardening heat treatment. The age hardened specimens were evaluated using tensile test, hardness measurements and impact test. Moreover, the structure investigation were carried out using either conventional light Metallography and scanning (SEM and transmission (TEM electron microscopy. The two last methods were used for fractography observations and precipitation process observations respectively. It was concluded that the changes in chemical composition which can reach even 2,5wt.% cause essential differences of the structure and mechanical properties of the alloys. As followed from quantitative evaluation and as could be predicted theoretically, copper and silicon mostly influenced the mechanical properties of AlSi5Cu3(Mg type cast alloys. Moreover it was showed that the total concentration of alloying elements accelerated and intensifies the process of decomposition of supersaturated solid solution. The increase of Cu and Mg concentration increased the density of precipitates. It increases of strength properties of the alloys which are accompanied with decreasing in ductility.

  3. Oxidation and corrosion behaviour of Fe-Cr and Fe-Cr-Al alloys with minor alloying additions

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    Wolff, I.M.; Iorio, L.E.; Rumpf, T.; Scheers, P.V.T. [MINTEK, Randburg (South Africa). Phys. Metall. Div.; Potgieter, J.H. [PPC, P.O. Box 40073, Cleveland 2022 (South Africa)

    1998-01-30

    The oxidation and corrosion properties of alloys based on Fe-40Cr and Fe-35Cr-5Al were studied using gravimetric and potentiodynamic techniques. The properties were modified by microalloying with ruthenium and rare-earth metals (REM). A high resistance to breakaway oxidation was characteristic of all the high chromium alloys assessed. Good oxidation resistance in the Fe-35Cr-5Al alloys was found to be contingent on (i) the rapid establishment of a stable protective aluminium oxide layer in the early stages, and (ii) the development of a secondary chromium oxide layer for long-term stability. Microalloying with 0.2 wt.% Ru promoted the formation of a chromium-rich layer at the substrate interface. The consequence of this differed in each case. In the Fe-35Cr-5Al alloy, the result was improved oxidation resistance, accompanied by segregation of the Ru to the aluminium oxide layer. In the Fe-40Cr alloy, the Ru addition was associated with an initially higher oxidation rate and an increased tendency to spalling. REMs, added as 0.05 wt.% mischmetal to the Fe-35Cr-5Al alloy, also lowered the oxidation rate, as expected. Relative to the Fe-40Cr composition, the substitution of 5 wt.% Al for 5 wt.% Cr had a negligible effect on the aqueous corrosion resistance in 10% H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}, but led to inferior pitting resistance in a 3.5% NaCl solution. As previously shown with stainless steels based on Fe-40Cr, small additions of ruthenium can also enhance the corrosion and pitting resistance of Fe-35Cr-5Al. (orig.) 29 refs.

  4. Band gap structure modification of amorphous anodic Al oxide film by Ti-alloying

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    Canulescu, Stela; Rechendorff, K.; Borca, C. N.;

    2014-01-01

    The band structure of pure and Ti-alloyed anodic aluminum oxide has been examined as a function of Ti concentration varying from 2 to 20 at. %. The band gap energy of Ti-alloyed anodic Al oxide decreases with increasing Ti concentration. X-ray absorption spectroscopy reveals that Ti atoms are not...

  5. Microstructure and interface reaction of investment casting TiAl alloys

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    CHEN Yu-yong; XIAO Shu-long; KONG Fan-tao; WANG Xue

    2006-01-01

    In order to research the microstructure of TiAl alloy and TiAl-mould reaction between TiAl and ceramic mould shells prepared with the low cost binder in investment casting, the ceramic mould shells were prepared with low cost binder and refractory materials. Using two kinds of casting methods (gravity casting and centrifugal casting), the titanium aluminum alloys with rare earth element (Ti-47.5Al-2Cr-2Nb-0.3Y and Ti-45Al-5Nb-0.3Y) were cast into the mould shells. The microstructures of investment casting titanium aluminum alloys were observed by optical microscope (OM). The distributions of elements of topping investment on the surfaces of titanium aluminum alloys castings were analyzed by the means of electron probe micro-analysis (EPMA), and the mechanical properties were studied. The results show that the microstructures of two kinds of titanium aluminum alloys are both lamella shape, and lamella is thin. The thickness of reaction and diffusing layer of Ti-47.5Al-2Cr-2Nb-0.3Y alloy is about 80 μm, and that of Ti-45Al-5Nb-0.3Y is less than 30 μm.

  6. Effect of Silicon on the Thixoformability of Al-Si-Cu Alloys

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    Benati, Davi Munhoz; Zoqui, Eugênio José

    2014-09-01

    The thixoformability of new Al-Si-Cu alloys was evaluated and characterized by their microstructural and rheological behavior. Alloys Al1Si2.6Cu, Al2Si2.6Cu, Al4Si2.6Cu, and Al7Si2.6Cu were produced with the addition of Al5Ti1B grain refiner alloy. The materials were heat treated under two controlled conditions: holding times of 0, 30, 90, and 210 s and solid fraction of 45 and 60%. The evaluation of the microstructure and semisolid behavior was characterized by globule size, shape factor (SF), minimum stress to flow, maximum stress, and apparent viscosity. The heat treatment times promoted the globularization of solid phase particles to achieve better apparent viscosity results for the alloys treated for 210 s. Both 45 and 60% solid fraction showed no significant differences in terms of SF, but the alloys containing lower solid fraction showed better performance for apparent viscosity. Better working ranges for these new Al-Si-Cu alloys were determined reaching average strain of 0.5 MPa and apparent viscosity of 105 Pa s.

  7. Preparation of Al-Mg Alloy Electrodes by Using Powder Metallurgy and Their Application for Hydrogen Production

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    Wen-Nong Hsu; Teng-Shih Shih; Ming-Yuan Lin

    2014-01-01

    The choice of an electrode is the most critical parameter for water electrolysis. In this study, powder metallurgy is used to prepare aluminum-magnesium (Al-Mg) alloy electrodes. In addition to pure Mg and Al electrodes, five Al-Mg alloy electrodes composed of Al-Mg (10 wt%), Al-Mg (25 wt%), Al-Mg (50 wt%), and Al-Mg (75 wt%) were prepared. In water electrolysis experiments, the pure Al electrode exhibited optimal electrolytic efficiency. However, the Al-Mg (25 wt%) alloy was the most efficie...

  8. Hot rolling of intermetallics FeAl phase based alloys

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    G. Niewielski; D. Kuc; Schindler, I.; I. Bednarczyk

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: The one of major problem restricting universal employment of intermetallic phase base alloy istheir low plasticity which leads to hampering their development as construction materials. The following workconcentrates on possibilities to form through rolling process the alloys with various aluminium content.Design/methodology/approach: After casting and annealing, alloy specimens were subjected to axialsymmetriccompression at temperatures ranging from 900 to 1200°C at 10 s-1 strain rat...

  9. Refinement of the grain size of the LM25 Alloy (A356) by 96Al-2Nb-2B Master Alloy

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    Bolzoni, L.; Hari Babu, N

    2015-01-01

    This study deals with the grain refinement of the LM25 alloy by means of the addition of a 96Al-2Nb-2B master alloy. Nb-based intermetallics contained in the master alloy act as potent heterogeneous nucleation substrate for the nucleation of primary Al dendrites. The addition of the 96Al-2Nb-2B master alloy to the LM25 alloy permits to significantly refine its microstructural features and the refinement is achieved in a great range of cooling rates. The formation of columnar grains at slow co...

  10. Investigation on corrosion behaviour of as-extruded near eutectic Al-Si-Mg alloy by neutral salt spray test

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    Wu Yuna

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available In order to provide scientific basis for advanced applications of near eutectic Al-Si-Mg alloys as architectural profiles, a comparative study on the corrosion resistance of an as-extruded near eutectic Al-Si-Mg alloy and AA6063 aluminium alloy was carried out by means of neutral salt spray test. The corroded surfaces of the alloys were examined with optical microscopy and scanning electron microscope (SEM. Results show that the corrosion type of these two alloys is pitting corrosion. The number of corrosion pits in the AA6063 aluminium alloy is more than that in the near eutectic Al-Si-Mg alloy, but the pits in the latter alloy are much larger and deeper. Because the relatively low polarization resistance of the near eutectic alloy leads to poorer repassivation ability, autocatalytic acidification occurs once a pit forms. Thus, occluded corrosion cells are developed in this alloy.

  11. The constitution of alloys in the Al-rich corner of the Al-Si-Sm ternary system

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    The constitution of alloys and the liquidus surface in the Al-rich corner of the Al-Si-Sm ternary system were determined by the examination of controlled heated and cooled specimens, as well as heat-treated specimens by means of optical and scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, differential thermal analysis and X-ray diffraction. The Al-rich corner of the Al-Si-Sm ternary system comprises five regions of primary crystallisation (αAl, βSi, Al3Sm, Al2Si2Sm and AlSiSm) with following characteristic invariant reaction sequences: ternary eutectic reaction L → αAl + βSi + Al2Si2Sm, and two liquidus transition reactions, i. e., L + Al3Sm → αAl + AlSiSm, and L + AlSiSm → αAl + Al2Si2Sm. Along with the position of ternary eutectic and both interstitial points in the Al-rich corner of the Al-Si-Sm ternary system, the temperatures for each reaction were determined. (orig.)

  12. Microstructure of Cast Ni-Cr-Al-C Alloy

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    Cios G.

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Nickel based alloys, especially nickel based superalloys have gained the advantage over other alloys in the field of high temperature applications, and thus become irreplaceable at high temperature creep and aggressive corrosion environments, such as jet engines and steam turbines. However, the wear resistance of these alloys is insufficient at high temperatures. This work describes a microstructure of a new cast alloy. The microstructure consists of γ matrix strengthened by γ’ fine precipitates (dendrites improving the high temperature strength and of Chromium Cr7C3 primary carbides (in interdendritic eutectics which are designed to improve wear resistance as well as the high temperature strength.

  13. Effect of Al Addition on ω Precipitation and Age Hardening of Ti-Al-Mo-Fe Alloys

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    Li, Chenglin; Lee, Dong-Geun; Mi, Xujun; Ye, Wenjun; Hui, Songxiao; Lee, Yongtai

    2016-05-01

    The effect of Al addition on ω precipitation and age-hardening behavior of Ti-9.2Mo-2Fe and Ti-2Al-9.2Mo-2Fe alloy during aging treatment was investigated. The results showed that athermal and isothermal ω phase formation in Ti-2Al-9.2Mo-2Fe alloy was suppressed to a certain extent due to Al addition. In addition, a small amount of athermal ω phase was observed in the β matrix with a size of about ~5 nm during water quenching from above the β transus temperature for both alloys. Isothermal ω formation was also found during aging at temperatures ranging from 573 K to 773 K (300 °C to 500 °C) in both alloys, although it had a limited time of stability at 773 K (500 °C). The hardening due to isothermal ω precipitation exhibited no over-aging as long as ω phase existed in both alloys, and ω phase played a more important role in hardening than α phase. And the ω phase in 50 to 100 nm size exhibited the best hardening effect in Ti-9.2Mo-2Fe alloy. Similarly, α phase with 100 to 200 nm in length showed better hardening effects in Ti-2Al-9.2Mo-2Fe alloy. Both the alloys showed stronger age hardening at an intermediate temperature of 673 K (400 °C) and in the first aging stage at a higher temperature of 773 K (500 °C) due to the sufficiently fine size (50 nm), while they exhibited weaker age hardening at a lower temperature of 573 K (300 °C) and long period aging at a higher temperature of 773 K (500 °C) due to incomplete ω formation and/or coarsening of α phase. No over or peak aging stage was found at 573 K and 673 K (300 °C and 400 °C) during the aging for 72 hours, while the peak hardness values of both alloys aged at 773 K (500 °C) were obtained in the first stage of aging. The hardness of the alloys was very sensitive to size and volume fraction of ω phase, which depends on aging temperature, time, and composition of the involved alloys.

  14. Mg-Al Alloys Manufactured by Casting and Hot Working Process

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    2008-01-01

    Mechanical properties of Mg-Al based alloys at different fabrication state, namely as-cast, hot rolled, and annealed, were investigated to develop the alloys that are suitable for the casting/hot working process. Experimental results indicated that the castability such as hot cracking resistance tends to improve with increasing the aluminum content. However, the elongation at elevated temperatures was observed to decrease as the Al content increases, implying difficulties in hot forming. A small amount of Zr additions could significantly enhance the room temperature mechanical properties of hot-rolled Mg-6%Al-1%Zn alloy. The tendency of remarkable grain coarsening at high temperatures was effectively reduced by the Zr additions. TEM analyses suggested that very fine Al3Zr precipitates formed in the Zr-added alloy are responsible for the obtained results.

  15. Investigation of the bainitic reaction in a CuAlNiMnFe shape memory alloy

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    Benke M.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Despite their favorable properties, brittle nature of the CuAlNi shape memory alloys limits their suitability. To increase their ductility, Mn and Fe were added to the base CuAlNi alloy. To reveal the applicability of the developed CuAlNiMn and CuAlNiMnFe alloys as functional materials, the effect of ageing on the thermoelastic martensitic transformation was investigated. During the first heating of the aged samples the thermoelastic γ’ → β transformation occurred, which was followed by a bainitic transformation. This transformation inhibited the further thermoelastic martensitic transformations. The present paper covers heat flux DSC, SEM, and TEM investigations of the bainitic transformation. A feasible mechanism of the bainitic transformation in these alloys is suggested based on the results of the examinations.

  16. Dry sliding wear of Ti-6Al-4V alloy in air and vacuum

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    刘勇; 杨德庄; 何世禹; 武万良

    2003-01-01

    Differences in wear rate, morphology of the worn surface and debris, and the microstructure in subsurface of the Ti-6Al-4V alloy after wear in air and vacuum were compared. The wear rate of Ti-6Al-4V alloy in air is higher than that in vacuum in all the ranges of sliding velocities and applied loads. The wear of Ti-6Al-4V alloy in air is controlled by a combination of abrasion, oxidation and delamination with micro-cracks remaining in subsurface. Under the vacuum condition, the surface layer of Ti-6Al-4V alloy experiences a severe plastic deformation on a great scale, which results in an ultra-fine microstructure.

  17. Fine structures in Fe3Al alloy layer of a new hot dip aluminized steel

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    Li Yajiang; Wang Juan; Zhang Yonglan; X Holly

    2002-12-01

    The fine structure in the Fe–Al alloy layer of a new hot dip aluminized steel (HDA) was examined by means of X-ray diffractometry (XRD), electron diffraction technique, etc. The test results indicated that the Fe–Al alloy layer of the new aluminized steel mainly composed of Fe3Al, FeAl and -Fe (Al) solid solution. There was no brittle phase containing higher aluminum content, such as FeAl3 (59.18% Al) and Fe2Al7 (62.93% Al). The tiny cracks and embrittlement, formerly caused by these brittle phases in the conventional aluminum-coated steel, were effectively eliminated. There was no microscopic defect (such as tiny cracks, pores or loose layer) in the coating. This is favourable to resist high temperature oxidation and corrosion of the aluminized steel.

  18. Structural and age hardening characteristics of near eutectic Al-Si alloys

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    Kaur, Kamalpreet; Pandey, Om Prakash [Thapar Univ., Patiala (India). School of Physics and Materials Science

    2010-09-15

    In the present work structural features of near eutectic Al-Si and Al-Si-Cu alloys prepared by a normal melting and casting route are studied. It is observed that morphology of Si plays an important role in enhancing the mechanical properties of Al-Si alloys. In order to modify the Si network in the matrix of Al some immiscible elements such as Pb, Sn, Cd and Bi have been added in small quantities to the alloy. Since the structure developed after casting governs the mechanical properties, it is essential to understand the structural features before testing the mechanical properties. Taking into consideration the age hardening characteristics of the alloys, microstructural assessment and a thermal study of these alloys have been done. Thermal analysis shows that immiscible elements are homogeneously distributed in the alloys. It is observed that the addition of Pb leads to a rosette type structure, whereas in the case of Cd and Sn blunt and twisted Si needles can be seen. The structural features of the eutectic change to hypoeutectic completely on addition of Bi. The shift in the eutectic depression on addition of a ternary element causes a change in the morphology of Si. Addition of Cu to the Al-Si alloys gives precipitation hardening characteristics. (orig.)

  19. Effects of Fe, Co and Ni elements on the ductility of TiAl alloy

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    Highlights: • Effect of Fe/Co/Ni on the ductility of TiAl was studied by theory and experiments. • Ni exists in the form of NiTi, which is detrimental to the ductility of TiAl. • Fe Co change electronic and elastic properties to improve ductility of TiAl. - Abstract: The Ni atom is difficult to occupy the Ti or Al site in TiAl, it exists in the form of NiTi phase at the grain boundary of TiAl alloy, which is detrimental to the ductility of the TiAl alloy. The Fe and Co atoms preferentially occupy the Al sites and can improve the electronic structures and elastic properties of TiAl, leading to the improvement of the ductility of TiAl alloy. With the addition of 3 at.% Fe and Co, the tested average fracture strain of TiAl alloy increases from 17.3% to 19.1% and 18.0%, respectively

  20. Effects of Al and Sn on electrochemical properties of Mg-6%Al-1%Sn (mass fraction) magnesium alloy as anode in 3.5%NaCl solution

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    黄俏; 余琨; 杨士海; 文利; 戴翼龙; 乔雪岩

    2014-01-01

    Mg-6%Al-1%Sn (mass fraction) alloy is a newly developed anode material for seawater activated batteries. The electrochemical properties of Mg-1%Sn, Mg-6%Al and Mg-6%Al-1%Sn alloys are measured by galvanostatic and potentiodynamic tests. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS) is used to characterize the microstructures of the experimental alloys. The results show that the Mg-6%Al-1%Sn alloy obtains more negative discharge potential (−1.38 V (vs SCE)) in hot-rolled condition. This is attributed to the fine dynamically recrystallized grains during the hot rolling process. After the experimental alloys are annealed at 473 K for 1 h, the discharge potentials of Mg-6%Al-1%Sn alloy are more negative than those of Mg-6%Al alloy under different current densities. After annealing at 673 K, the discharge potentials of Mg-6%Al-1%Sn alloy become more positive than those of Mg-6%Al alloy. Such phenomenon is due to the coarse grains and the second phase Mg2Sn. The discharge potentials of Mg-1%Sn shift positively obviously in the discharge process compared with Mg-6%Al-1%Sn alloy. This is due to the corrosion products pasting on the discharge surface, which leads to anode polarization.

  1. Phase diagrams of aluminium alloys of Al-Cu-Mg, Al-Mg-Si-Cu, and Al-Mg-Li system

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    Isothermal diagrams of phase transformations (DPT) and temperature-time charts (TTC) of variation of electric conductivity and of mechanical features at tension were plotted following thermal treatment according to the pattern of direct hardening and ageing and according to the pattern of normal aging for D16 commercial alloy, Al-Cu-Mg model alloy of the same system, AD37 commercial alloys of Al-Mg-Si-Cu and 1424 one of Al-Li-Mg system. Phase transformations were studied by means of fluorescence electron microscopy, micro-X-ray spectral analysis, X-ray phase analysis of single crystals and polycrystals and differential scanning calorimetry. For every alloy comparison of TTC and DPT enables to clarity the mechanism of phase composition effect on features and to optimize conditions of hardening cooling and ageing

  2. Derivative thermo analysis of the near eutectic Al-Si-Cu alloy

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    L.A. Dobrzański; M. Krupiński; K. Labisz

    2008-01-01

    For determining of the dependence between cooling Speer, chemical composition and structure of the Al–Si–Cu aluminium cast alloy the thermo-analysis was carried out, using the UMSA device (Universal Metallurgical Simulator and Analyzer), next the optical and electron scanning microscopy was used for investigation of the structure, phase and chemical composition of the AC-AlSi7Cu3Mg grade Al cast alloy also using the EDS microanalysis as well the EBSD technique.

  3. Strengthening mechanisms in an Al-Fe-Cr-Ti nano-quasicrystalline alloy and composites

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    Pedrazzini, S; Galano, M; Audebert, F.; Collins, DM; Hofmann, F.; Abbey, B.; Korsunsky, A; Lieblich, M.; Garcia Escorial, A.; G. Smith

    2016-01-01

    We report a study of the structure-processing-property relationships in a high strength Al93Fe3Cr2Ti2 nano-quasicrystalline alloy and composites containing 10 and 20 vol.% ductilising pure Al fibres. The superimposed contributions of several different strengthening mechanisms have been modelled analytically using data obtained from systematic characterisation of the monolithic alloy bar. An observed yield strength of 544 MPa has been substantiated from a combination of solid solution strength...

  4. Plasma sprayed ceramic thermal barrier coating for NiAl-based intermetallic alloys

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    Miller, Robert A. (Inventor); Doychak, Joseph (Inventor)

    1994-01-01

    A thermal barrier coating system consists of two layers of a zirconia-yttria ceramic. The first layer is applied by low pressure plasma spraying. The second layer is applied by conventional atmospheric pressure plasma spraying. This facilitates the attachment of a durable thermally insulating ceramic coating directly to the surface of a highly oxidation resistant NiAl-based intermetallic alloy after the alloy has been preoxidized to promote the formation of a desirable Al2O3 scale.

  5. The influence of electrical current on Al-Si alloys crystallization

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    A. Száraz; R. Pastirčák; A. Sládek

    2008-01-01

    This paper handles about the effect of electrical current on the cast microstructure of Al-Si alloy. By the application of direct current during the solidification there is intended the refinement of result microstructure. The change of result microstructure and mechanical properties was investigated. By the application of direct and alternating electrical current during the Al-Si alloy solidification there were observed some changes in the microstructure. The dendrites size in primary alpha ...

  6. Small angle neutron scattering study of ageing process in an Al-Mg-Si alloy

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    Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) measurements were performed on polycrystalline samples of high purity Al-Mg (0.72%)-Si (0.34%) alloy. The effect of different ageing temperature was observed and the results compared with information obtained using differen technique such as resistivity measurements and transmission electron microscopy. The results give useful information on the validity of SANS for the study of complex Al alloy

  7. Derivative thermo analysis of the near eutectic Al-Si-Cu alloy

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available For determining of the dependence between cooling Speer, chemical composition and structure of the Al–Si–Cu aluminium cast alloy the thermo-analysis was carried out, using the UMSA device (Universal Metallurgical Simulator and Analyzer, next the optical and electron scanning microscopy was used for investigation of the structure, phase and chemical composition of the AC-AlSi7Cu3Mg grade Al cast alloy also using the EDS microanalysis as well the EBSD technique.

  8. Effect of Squeeze Cast Process Parameters on Fluidity of Hypereutectic Al-Si Alloy

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    2008-01-01

    The effects of processing variables on the fluidity of hypereutectic Al-Si alloy melt during squeeze casting were investigated. The maximum fluidity of Al-16.0%Si alloy during squeeze casting was obtained under the applied pressure of 30 MPa. The fluidity increased with superheat. The fluidity increased with silicon content in the range from 12.0% to 20.0%. That was decreased respectively by eutectic modification and primary silicon refinement.

  9. Interdiffusion and Reaction between Zr and Al Alloys from 425 degrees to 625 degrees C

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    J. Dickson; L. Zhou; A. Ewh; M. Fu; D. D. Keiser, Jr.; Y. H. Sohn; A. Paz y Puente

    2014-06-01

    Zirconium has recently garnered attention for use as a diffusion barrier between U–Mo nuclear fuels and Al cladding alloys. Interdiffusion and reactions between Zr and Al, Al-2 wt.% Si, Al-5 wt.% Si or AA6061 were investigated using solid-to-solid diffusion couples annealed in the temperature range of 425 degrees to 625 degrees C. In the binary Al and Zr system, the Al3Zr and Al2Zr phases were identified, and the activation energy for the growth of the Al3Zr phase was determined to be 347 kJ/mol. Negligible diffusional interactions were observed for diffusion couples between Zr vs. Al-2 wt.% Si, Al-5 wt.% Si and AA6061 annealed at or below 475 degrees C. In diffusion couples with the binary Al–Si alloys at 560 degrees C, a significant variation in the development of the phase constituents was observed including the thick t1 (Al5SiZr2) with Si content up to 12 at.%, and thin layers of (Si,Al)2Zr, (Al,Si)3Zr, Al3SiZr2 and Al2Zr phases. The use of AA6061 as a terminal alloy resulted in the development of both T1 (Al5SiZr2) and (Al,Si)3Zr phases with a very thin layer of (Al,Si)2Zr. At 560 degrees C, with increasing Si content in the Al–Si alloy, an increase in the overall rate of diffusional interaction was observed; however, the diffusional interaction of Zr in contact with multicomponent AA6061 with 0.4–0.8 wt.% Si was most rapid.

  10. Control of bcc and fcc phase formation during mechanical alloying of Ti-Al-Nb

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    A Ti-Al-Nb alloy was processed by ball milling or mechanical alloying in a high energy shaker mill in an attempt to produce a fine grained BCC alloy. Previous studies of this alloy resulted in the formation of an amorphous phase followed by a 100% FCC alloy (probably a nitride phase). In the present study, ball milling was conducted in two different laboratories with nitride- and oxide-free starting powders in each location. Two types of starting powders were used: pre-alloyed powders and mixed elemental powders of the same composition. The production of a 90% BCC/10% FCC alloy was accomplished indicating that the production of 100% BCC alloy may be possible. The methods used to prevent the formation of nitrides and oxides of these very reactive constituents during mechanical alloying are discussed and x-ray diffraction results of the mechanically alloyed powders milled by various techniques are presented. The most important factor leading to amorphization and FCC phase formation appears to be contamination associated with periodic sampling of the alloy during ball milling even when dry, inert gas gloveboxes are used for powder transfer

  11. Optimizing microstructures of hypereutectic Al-Si alloys with high Fe content via spray forming technique

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    Hou, L.G. [State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Cui, C. [Foundation Institute for Materials Science, Badgasteiner Str. 3, Bremen 28359 (Germany); Zhang, J.S., E-mail: zhangjs@skl.ustb.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China)

    2010-09-15

    By using spray forming technique Fe-contained hypereutectic Al-Si alloys were prepared with different Mn/Cr additions for the study of their effects on the microstructures. The results show that adding 2 wt.% Mn/Cr separately can strikingly refine the Fe-bearing phase in spray-formed Al-25Si-5Fe-3Cu (wt.%) alloy into quantities of fine, uniformly distributed granular {alpha}-Al(Fe,Mn/Cr)Si phase, and Cr is more effective. But some short-plate Fe-bearing phases still exist in the spray-formed Al-Si alloys. Then, combined addition of Mn and Cr transforms these short-plate Fe-bearing phases into fine, granular {alpha}-Al(Fe,Mn,Cr)Si phase, promoting the appearance of almost single {alpha}-Al(Fe,Mn,Cr)Si phase in the spray-formed Al-Si alloys. Two mechanisms are proposed to elucidate the formation of {alpha}-Al(Fe,TM)Si phase (TM = Mn/Cr/(Mn + Cr)) during the solidification process: (1) transformed from metastable {delta}-Al(Fe,TM)Si phase in Mn/(Mn + Cr)-added alloys or (2) precipitated from liquids directly in Cr-containing alloys. Because the strong interactions and isomorphic substitution among different TM elements, the metastable {delta}-Al(Fe,TM)Si phase (clusters) can be precipitated from the liquids and transformed into stable {alpha}-Al(Fe,Mn,Cr)Si phase in Mn- or (Mn + Cr)-added alloys. The stable {alpha}-Al(Fe,Cr)Si phase can precipitate directly from the liquids because no metastable ternary intermetallics exist in Al-Cr-Si system and can be transformed into stable {alpha}-AlCrSi phase. Also the high segregation temperature of Cr in liquid Al melts promotes the microsegregation of Cr and formation of (AlCrSi) clusters/intermetallics in Cr-added alloys. As a result, both metastable {delta}-Al(Fe,TM)Si phase (clusters) and stable {alpha}-Al(Fe,TM)Si phase (clusters) can be present in (Mn + Cr)-added alloys. With further solidification, these clusters become the nucleation sites and grow up unceasingly. The coexistence of the nucleus of {delta}-Al

  12. EIS tests of electrochemical behaviour of Ti6Al4V and Ti6Al7Nb alloys

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    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: This study has been undertaken in order to establish the influence of parameters of the electrochemical treatment of Ti –alloys on their electrochemical behaviour in Tyrod solution.Design/methodology/approach: Surface of the Ti-alloys: Ti6Al4V and Ti6Al7Nb in the form of a rod submitted to grounding, electropolishing and anodic passivation. Electrochemical investigations were carried out by means of the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy method. Scope of this paper includes analysis of the impedance spectra based on Bode plot.Findings: Prolongation time of anodic passivation to 60 minutes caused formation of a two – layer model consisting of an inner layer which is compact and the barrier type, and outer layer which is porousResearch limitations/implications: Obtained results are the basis for the optimization of anodic passivation pareameters of the Ti alloys as a metallic biomaterial. The future research should be focused on selected more suitable parameters of the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy test to better describe process on the solid/ liquid interface.Practical implications: It has been found that a good resistance to corrosion and homogenous oxide layer on the Ti6Al4V and Ti6Al7Nb alloys surface can be achieved due to the application of electrolytic polishing of these alloys in a special bath and anodic passivation in sulphuric acid (VI, phosphoric acid (V and inorganic salts.Originality/value: Results of the experiments presents the influence of various conditions of anodic passivation of the surface of the Ti6Al4V and Ti6Al7Nb alloy. In this cases, when the surface roughness plays important role, this method can be applied in treatment of the material intended for medical applications especially.

  13. Development of ODS FeCrAl alloys for accident-tolerant fuel cladding

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    Dryepondt, Sebastien N. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Hoelzer, David T. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Pint, Bruce A. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Unocic, Kinga A. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    2015-09-18

    FeCrAl alloys are prime candidates for accident-tolerant fuel cladding due to their excellent oxidation resistance up to 1400 C and good mechanical properties at intermediate temperature. Former commercial oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) FeCrAl alloys such as PM2000 exhibit significantly better tensile strength than wrought FeCrAl alloys, which would alloy for the fabrication of a very thin (~250 m) ODS FeCrAl cladding and limit the neutronic penalty from the replacement of Zr-based alloys by Fe-based alloys. Several Fe-12-Cr-5Al ODS alloys where therefore fabricated by ball milling FeCrAl powders with Y2O3 and additional oxides such as TiO2 or ZrO2. The new Fe-12Cr-5Al ODS alloys showed excellent tensile strength up to 800 C but limited ductility. Good oxidation resistance in steam at 1200 and 1400 C was observed except for one ODS FeCrAl alloy containing Ti. Rolling trials were conducted at 300, 600 C and 800 C to simulate the fabrication of thin tube cladding and a plate thickness of ~0.6mm was reached before the formation of multiple edge cracks. Hardness measurements at different stages of the rolling process, before and after annealing for 1h at 1000 C, showed that a thinner plate thickness could likely be achieved by using a multi-step approach combining warm rolling and high temperature annealing. Finally, new Fe-10-12Cr-5.5-6Al-Z gas atomized powders have been purchased to fabricate the second generation of low-Cr ODS FeCrAl alloys. The main goals are to assess the effect of O, C, N and Zr contents on the ODS FeCrAl microstructure and mechanical properties, and to optimize the fabrication process to improve the ductility of the 2nd gen ODS FeCrAl while maintaining good mechanical strength and oxidation resistance.

  14. Microstructural characteristics and paint-bake response of Al-Mg-Si-Cu alloy

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    JI Yan-li; GUO Fu-an; PAN Yan-feng

    2008-01-01

    The microstructural characteristics and paint-bake response of 6022 alloy with 0.3% Cu (mass fraction) were studied using optical microscope, scanning electron microscope(SEM), transmission electron microscope(TEM) and tensile tester. The results indicate that the phase constituents in the as-cast microstructure are Mg2Si, Si, Al5Cu2Mg8Si6, Al5FeSi, α-Al(MnCrFe)Si and CuAl2. During the following homogenization, CuAl2, Al5Cu2Mg8Si6 and Mg2Si phases are almost completely dissolved, and Al5FeSi transforms to α-Al(MnCrFe)Si particles. After rolling, the phase constituents in the alloy change less except the precipitation of Mg2Si particles, and the precipitation behavior of Mg2Si strongly depends on the thermomechanical conditions. Cu addition significantly increases the paint-bake response of 6022 alloy by facilitating the formation of β" phase. Therefore, the tensile strength of 6022 alloy with 0.3% Cu is higher than that of 6022 alloy without Cu after paint-bake cycle.

  15. As-cast microstructure of Mg-Al-Zn magnesium alloys

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    ZHANG Jing; PAN Fu-sheng; YANG Ming-bo; LI Zhong-sheng

    2006-01-01

    The research achievements on as-cast microstructure in Mg-Al-Zn alloy were summarized. Under permanent mould cast condition, there are four kinds of primary compounds with distinct crystallographic morphology, Mg17Al12(γ),Mg32(Al,Zn)49 (τ), MgZn (ε) and a ternary icosahedral quasi-crystalline compound (Q). Accordingly, Mg-Al-Zn alloy can be grouped into γ-, τ-, ε- and Q-type alloy by each characteristic compound. The volume fraction of γ-Mg17Al12 in commercial γ-type alloy increases with increasing Al content. MgZn and MgxAlyZnz ternary complex compounds emerge with the change of the element content Al and Zn and Zn/Al concentration ratio. A practical phase diagram showing microstructure constituent change with composition was proposed. The addition of micro-alloying elements Y and Sr results in not only obvious refinement of eutectic cluster but also eutectic morphological change from block to granule.

  16. Structural, mechanical and tribological characterization of Zn25Al alloys with Si and Sr addition

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    Highlights: • Influence of the strontium (Sr) addition on the Zn25Al–Si alloys were investigated. • The microstructure was improved upon the addition of strontium. • The hardness and compressive yield stress did not change significantly. • The wear resistance was improved, and coefficient of friction was slightly increased. • The increase in wt.% Sr showed an effect of a double-nature on the wear resistance. - Abstract: The ZA-27 alloy is a zinc–aluminium casting alloy that has been frequently used as the material for sleeves of plain bearings. It has good physical, mechanical and tribological properties. However, one of the major disadvantages is its dimensional instability over a period of time (ageing). To overcome this, copper in the alloy may be replaced with silicon. Coarsening of silicon particles can be controlled by a suitable addition of strontium. In this paper, the commercial ZA-27 alloy and six different Zn25Al alloys (with 1 and 3 wt.% silicon; and with 0, 0.03 and 0.05 wt.% strontium) were obtained by casting in the preheated steel mould. Casting of the alloys was carried out at a laboratory level. In the alloys containing silicon, a finer dendritic structure was noticed compared to the structure of the commercial ZA-27 alloy. The addition of strontium influenced the size and distribution of primary silicon particles. Needle-like particles of eutectic silicon were changed into the fibrous ones. The presence of silicon and strontium did not significantly affect mechanical properties of the obtained Zn25Al alloys compared to mechanical properties of the commercial ZA-27 alloy. Wear rate of the alloys containing silicon was lower than that of the ZA-27 alloy. The addition of strontium further lowers the wear rate and slightly increases the coefficient of friction

  17. Effects of Tin Content and Heat Treatment on the Anodic Characteristics of Al-Sn Alloy

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    Anodic characteristics of specifically prepared laboratory Al-Sn binary alloys in 3% NaCl aqueous solution have been studied to clarify the effect of Sn addition to Al sacrificial anode. Five nine grade pure Al and reagent grade Sn were melted in a high purity graphite crucible in a glove box under Ar atmosphere. The amount of Sn addition to Al was varied in the range of 0.05 to 0.8% by weight. Alloys thus prepared were fashioned into electrode specimens as cast or after different heat-treatments. Distribution of Sn in alloy specimens was examined by EPMA method, which revealed that only the alloy specimens containing less than 0.2% w/o Sn maintain the Al-Sn solid solution after homogenizing heat-treatment at 620 .deg. C for 18 hrs. Segregation of Sn at grain boundaries and even within grains occurs in other specimens. Only the Sn dissolved within aluminum grains appeared to have a major effect on the anodic characteristics of alloy. Most Al-Sn alloy containing more than 0.05 w/o Sn exhibited very low corrosion potential of -1450 ± 20mV vs. SCE except those heat-treated at 500 .deg. C. In potentiostatic anodic polarization measurements for alloy specimens, the largest polarized currents at each set potentials were observed in the alloy specimen which contains 0.2 w/o Sn and homogenized at 620 .deg. C as well. Galvanic couples of the latter alloy specimen coupled to mild steel cathode with the apparent area ratio of anode to cathode 1:63 gave steady state galvanic current of 17 mA and exhibited electrode potential of -1190 mV vs. SCE in 3% NaCl solution, completely protecting the steel cathode even after 72 hours passed

  18. Effect of Zn addition on microstructure and mechanical properties of an Al-Mg-Si alloy

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    Lizhen Yan; Yongan Zhang; Xiwu Li; Zhihui Li; Feng Wang; Hongwei Liu; Baiqing Xiong

    2014-01-01

    In the present work, an Al-0.66Mg-0.85Si-0.2Cu alloy with Zn addition was investigated by electron back scattering diffraction (EBSD), high resolution electron microscopy (HREM), tensile and Erichsen tests. The mechanical properties of the alloy after pre-aging met the standards of sheet forming. After paint baking, the yield strength of the alloy was improved apparently. GP(II) zones andηʹphases were formed during aging process due to Zn addition. With the precipitation of GP zones,β″phases, GP(II) zones andηʹphases, the alloys displayed excellent mechanical properties.

  19. Effect of hot extrusion process on microstructure and mechanical properties of hypereutectic Al-Si alloys

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    Li Runxia; Yu Fuxiao; Zuo Liang

    2011-01-01

    The hypereutectic Al-Si alloy was fabricated by hot extrusion process after solidified under electromagnetic stirring, and the microstructure and mechanical properties of the alloy were studied. The results show that the ultimate tensile strength and elongation of the alloy reached 229.5 MPa and 4.6%, respectively with the extrusion ratio of 10, and 263.2 MPa and 5.4%, respectively with extrusion ratio of 20. This indicates that the mechanical properties of the alloy are obviously improved w...

  20. Interface structure and formation mechanism of diffusion-bonded joints of TiAl-based alloy to titanium alloy

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    2000-01-01

    Vacuum diffusion bonding of a TiAl-based alloy (TAD) to a titanium alloy (TC2) was carried out at 1 273 K for 15~120 min under a pressure of 25 MPa. The kinds of the reaction products and the interface structures of the joints were investigated by SEM, EPMA and XRD. Based on this, a formation mechanism of the interface structure was elucidated. Experimental and analytical results show that two reaction layers have formed during the diffusion bonding of TAD to TC2. One is Al-rich α(Ti)layer adjacent to TC2,and the other is (Ti3Al+TiAl)layer adjacent to TAD,thus the interface structure of the TAD/TC2 joints is TAD/(Ti3Al+TiAl)/α(Ti)/TC2.This interface structure forms according to a three-stage mechanism,namely(a)the occurrence of a single-phase α(Ti)layer;(b)the occurrence of a duplex-phase(Ti3Al+TiAl)layer;and(c)the growth of the α(Ti)and (Ti3Al+TiAl)layers.

  1. Effect of rare earth elements on the microstructure of Mg-Al alloys

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    T. Rzychoń

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The automotive use of magnesium is currently restricted to low-temperature structural components. Rare earth additions such as Ce, Nd, La and Pr are known to improve the creep performance. The aim of the research was to determine the effect of rare earths elements on the as-cast microstructure of magnesium alloys containing 4 wt% aluminum.Design/methodology/approach: The study was conducted on Mg-4Al-2RE (AE42 and a new Mg-4Al-4RE (AE44 alloys in the as-cast condition. The microstructure was characterized by optical microscopy (Olympus GX-70 and a scanning electron microscopy (Hitachi S3400 equipped with an X-radiation detector EDS (VOYAGER of NORAN INSTRUMENTS. The phase identification of these alloys was identified by X-ray diffraction (JDX-75.Findings: The microstructure of AE42 alloy consists of α-Mg solid solution with divorced eutectic Mg17Al12 + α-Mg, RE-rich phases and Mn-rich phase. The increase of RE contents from 2 wt% to 4 wt% leads to a change of microstructure of these alloys. In AE44 alloy was observed globular, lamellar and acicular precipitations of Al11RE3 and Al3RE phases. Moreover, there was found globular Mn-rich phase existence, but the Mg17Al12 phase was not observed.Research limitations/implications: The increase of RE content to 4 wt% caused the formation of new phases in the microstructure and prevented the formation Mg17Al12 phase. These factors can improve the creep resistance of the Mg-Al-RE alloys. The future research will contain creep tests and microstructural investigations of cast and die-cast alloys using TEM microscopy.Practical implications: The improvement of creep resistance of Mg-Al alloys can cause their application in automotive industry on the elevated-temperature structural components (above 150 °C. Results of investigation may be useful for preparing die casting technology of the Mg-Al-RE alloys.Originality/value: paper includes the results of microstructural investigations of new AE44

  2. Influence of titanium content on wear resistance of electrolytic low-titanium eutectic Al-Si piston alloys

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    Yan Shuqing; Xie Jingpei; Wang Jiefang

    2008-01-01

    The wear resistance of six kinds of the electrolytic low-titanium eutectic Al-Si piston alloys with various Ti content ranging from 0.00wt.% to 0.21wt.% has been studied. A new method of adding Ti is adopted in the electrolytic low-titanium aluminum alloy ingots. The electrolytic low-titanium eutectic Al-Si piston alloys are produced by remelting the electrolytic low-titanium aluminum alloy, crystal silicon, pure magnesium, Al-50%Cu and Al-10%Mn master alloy. The wear experiments are conducte...

  3. Characteristics of Friction Welding Between Solid Bar of 6061 Al Alloy and Pipe of Al-Si12CuNi Al Cast Alloy

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    Kimura, M.; Sakaguchi, H.; Kusaka, M.; Kaizu, K.; Takahashi, T.

    2015-11-01

    This paper describes the characteristics of friction welding between a solid bar of 6061 Al alloy and a pipe of Al-Si12CuNi (AC8A) Al cast alloy. When the joint was made by a continuous drive friction welding machine (conventional method), the AC8A portion of the joint showed heavy deformation and the AA6061 showed minimal deformation. In particular, the joint could not be successfully made with following conditions, because AC8A pipe side crushed due to insufficient friction heat or high pressure: a short friction time such as 0.3 s, high friction pressure such as 100 MPa, or high forge pressure such as 150 MPa. The heavy deformation of AC8A side was caused by increasing friction torque during braking. To prevent braking deformation until rotation stops, a joint was made by a continuous drive friction welding machine that has an electromagnetic clutch. When the clutch was released, the relative speed between both specimens simultaneously decreased to zero. When the joint was made with friction pressure of 25 MPa, friction time of 0.3 s, and forge pressure of 125 MPa, the joining could be successfully achieved and that had approximately 16% efficiency. In addition, when the joint was made with friction pressure of 25 MPa, friction time of 0.7 s, and forge pressure of 125 MPa, it had approximately 54% efficiency. However, all joints showed the fracture between the traveled weld interface and the AC8A side, because the weld interface traveled in the longitudinal direction of AC8A side from the first contacted position of both weld faying surfaces. Hence, it was clarified that the friction welding between a solid bar of AA6061 and a cast pipe of AC8A was not desirable since the traveling phenomena of the weld interface were caused by the combination of the shapes of the friction welding specimens.

  4. High Temperature Sulfidation Behavior of Laser Alloying with Al Flame Sprayed Coating on Mild Steel

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    A mild steel substrate was coated with Al wire by flame spraying and irradiated with CO2 laser to produce surface modification layer. The isothermal sulfidation behavior on CO2 laser surface alloyed layers were investigated at high temperature(1123k) in sulfidation environment (Ps2= 10-3 Pa) for 48 hours. Generally, surface alloyed layers were uniformed and their porosities were little. These structures were α Fe-Al, since Al concentration was analyzed from 36.3 to 48.5 percentages. The sulfidation kinetics of surface alloyed layers were shown to follow parabolic rate law during isothermal sulfidation, however the sulfidation rate of FA13(13 mm/min, 36% Al) specimen was approximately decreased from one-fifth lower than FA25(25 mm/min, 39% Al) and FA50(50 mm/min, 48% Al) specimen. Interface of FA50 surface alloyed layer was existed to the Al2S3 sulfide and Al2O3 oxide. By calculating partial pressure of impurity oxygen contained in H2S/H2 gas, the Al2O3 oxide formation could be explained using Fe-Al-S-O thermodynamical stability diagram

  5. The impact of major alloying elements and refiner on the SDAS of Al-Si-Cu alloy; Der Einfluss von Hauptlegierungselementen und Kornfeinern auf den sekundaeren Dendritenarmabstand der Al-Si-Cu-Legierung

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    Djurdjevic, Mile; Byczynski, Glenn [Nemak Europe GmbH, Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Frankfurt Airport Center 1; Pavlovic, Jelena [Magdeburg Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Fertigungstechnik und Qualitaetssicherung

    2009-02-15

    This paper investigates the effect of some major alloying elements (silicon and copper) and the effect of grain refiner (titanium boride) on the size of the secondary dendrite arm spacing (SDAS) in series of Al-Si-Cu alloys. It has been shown that both silicon and copper have significant influence on this solidification parameter. The addition of grain refining master alloys to aluminium alloys is common practice in many commercial foundries aiming to reduce the grain size of Al-Si alloys. However, it was shown in the present paper that master alloy based on TiB had an unexpected impact on the SDAS, decreasing the size of SDAS. In addition, there is a minimum of SDAS corresponding to the presence of 0.12 wt% of titanium in Al-Si alloy. Such findings could have important implications for Al-Si alloys in particular, due to their wide spread applications in the automotive industry. (orig.)

  6. SYNTHESIS AND CHARECTERIZATION OF AlFeCrNi FOUR COMPONENT HIGH ENTROPY ALLOY BY MECHANICAL ALLOYING

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    P.B.C RAO

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available The elemental powders of Al,Fe,Ni and Cr are taken with high purity and are mechanically alloyed(MA to produce the High-Entropy Alloy. The samples are taken at regular intervals of 5,10,15,20 hr. These samples are characterized by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD technique. The further analysis of X-Ray Diffraction (XRD patterns for crystallite size and strain is done. The series of transformations were studied by plotting intensity versus 2Ө.The high entropy alloy was synthesized successfully having a single-phase solid solution. The alloy has a Body Centered Cubic (BCC crystal structure and a lattice parameter of 2.8952Ao with a residual strain of 0.772%.

  7. Mechanical Responses of Superlight β-Based Mg-Li-Al-Zn Wrought Alloys under Resonance

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    Song, Jenn-Ming; Lin, Yi-Hua; Su, Chien-Wei; Wang, Jian-Yih

    2009-05-01

    To extend the application of lightweight Mg alloys in the automotive industry, this study suggests a β-based Mg-Li alloy (LAZ1110) with superior vibration fracture resistance by means of material design. In the cold-rolled state, a strengthened β matrix by the additions of Al and Zn, as well as intergranular platelike α precipitates, which are able to stunt the crack growth, contributes to a comparable vibration life with commercial Mg-Al-Zn alloys under a similar strain condition.

  8. Fracture toughness of TiAl-Cr-Nb-Mo alloys produced via centrifugal casting

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    A. Brotzu

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Fracture toughness of a TiAl base intermetallic alloy has been investigated at room temperature. The Ti-48Al-2.5Cr-0.5Nb-2Mo (at. % alloy produced via centrifugal casting exhibits fine nearly lamellar microstructures, consisting mainly of fine lamellar grains, together with a very small quantity of residual β phases along lamellar colony boundaries. In order to determine the alloy fracture toughness compact tension specimens were tested and the results were compared with those available in literature.

  9. Simulation Study of Dynamic Properties in PD-AL Liquid Alloys

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    Liquid properties such as diffusivity, viscosity and dynamic structure factor of Pd and Al metals and their alloys are studied by using Sutton-Chen potential. Calculations are performed for pure metallic and alloy cases. Parinello-Rahman formalism employed for alloy simulation. New potential parameters, evaluated by Cagin et al. (Q-SC parameters), are used for Pd metal. The physical properties such as diffusion coefficients, viscosity and dynamic and static structure factors are calculated and compared to experimental data. Transferability of parameters from solid to liquid states is discussed. Key Words: Palladium, Aluminum, MD simulation, Dynamic structure factor, viscosity

  10. Effect of Yttrium Addition on Glass Forming Ability of ZrCuAlSi Alloy

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    The effect of yttrium addition on glass formation of a ZrCuAlSi alloy is investigated. The maximum diameter 8mm of the glassy rods for (Zr46.3Cu43.3Al8.9Si1.5)100−xYx alloy with x = 2.5 is obtained by copper mould casting. Apparent enhancement of the glass formation ability is found with addition of yttrium, mainly due to the purification of the alloy melt and the suppression of formation of the primary phases by yttrium. (condensed matter: structure, mechanical and thermal properties)

  11. Fracture toughness of TiAl-Cr-Nb-Mo alloys produced via centrifugal casting

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    A. Brotzu

    2012-01-01

    Fracture toughness of a TiAl base intermetallic alloy has been investigated at room temperature. The Ti-48Al-2.5Cr-0.5Nb-2Mo (at. %) alloy produced via centrifugal casting exhibits fine nearly lamellar microstructures, consisting mainly of fine lamellar grains, together with a very small quantity of residual β phases along lamellar colony boundaries. In order to determine the alloy fracture toughness compact tension specimens were tested and the results were compared with those available in l...

  12. Effects of the manufacturing process on fracture behaviour of cast TiAl intermetallic alloys

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    A. Brotzu; Felli, F.; D. Pilone

    2014-01-01

    The γ -TiAl based intermetallic alloys are interesting candidate materials for high-temperature applications with the efforts being directed toward the replacement of Ni-based superalloys. TiAl-based alloys are characterised by a density (3.5-4 g/cm3) which is less than half of that of Ni-based superalloys, and therefore these alloys have attracted broad attention as potential candidate for high-temperature structural applications. Specific composition/microstructure combinations should be ...

  13. Surface interactions and tribochemistry in boundary lubrication of hypereutectic Al-Si alloys. Poster

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    Jiménez Ballesta, Ana Eva; Morina, Ardian; Neville, Anne; Bermúdez Olivares, María Dolores

    2008-01-01

    Al-Si alloys are characterized with 3.3.- miniSIMS DEPTH PROFILES a range of properties which make them potential materials to substitute cast iron in automotive engines. The formation of polyphosphate films on Al-Si alloys would indicate the potential use of ZDDP in lubrication of these alloys and hence facilitate their use as replacement materials for cast iron. It has been shown that the addition of MoDTC assists ZDDP to reduce friction and wear of hy...

  14. Effect of Ca addition on the corrosion behavior of Mg-Al-Mn alloy

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    Yang, Jiang; Peng, Jian; Nyberg, Eric A.; Pan, Fu-sheng

    2016-04-01

    The microstructures and corrosion resistance of magnesium-5 wt% aluminum-0.3 wt% manganese alloys (Mg-Al-Mn) with different Ca additions (0.2-4 wt%) were investigated. Results showed that with increasing Ca addition, the grain of the alloys became more refined, whereas the corrosion resistant ability of the alloys initially increased and then decreased. The alloy with 2 wt% Ca addition exhibited the best corrosion resistance, attributed to the effect of the oxide film and (Mg,Al)2Ca phases which were discontinuously distributed on the grain boundaries. These phases acted as micro-victims, they preferentially corroded to protect the α-Mg matrix. The oxide film formed on the alloy surface can hinder the solution further to protect the α-Mg matrix.

  15. Characterization of a copper-modified Zn-Al eutectoid alloy

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    This work presents the results of studies performed on an eutectoid Zn-Al alloy with small additions of Cu. It is well known that the microstructure and mechanical properties of an alloy depend on its thermal and mechanical history. This alloy was subjected to different heat treatments and rolling at 250 oC. The microstructure was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy, the composition of the phases present was specified by microprobe and the phase transformation temperatures were determined by DSC. Mechanical tests, rate-of-corrosion tests with sea water and X-ray diffractometry were also performed. With reference to eutectoid Zn-Al alloys with less Cu, the mechanical resistance increases, the phase transformation temperatures are different and the τ 'phase appears after a longer annealing time (96 hs). The microstructures are characteristic of the thermomechanical treatments performed. The alloy show improved corrosion resistance (3 MPY) (Author)

  16. Surface modification of TiAl alloy via current heating technique

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    Surface of Ti-52 at% Al alloy was modified via current heating technique. The Ti-52 at% Al alloy with 20 mm diameter x 1.5 mm thick disks was placed in graphitic powder in a glass tube and pressed against it. During the coating process, the direct current was applied across the samples at electrical power of 100-200 W for 10 min. By using X-ray diffraction (XRD), TiC was detected on the alloy treated at 180 W and above. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) micrographs show the different morphologies, after treatment under different conditions. Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), SEM and hardness tester show that the carbon concentration, particle size, void size and the hardness of the alloy were increased with the increasing of the applying electrical power, due to the formation of the carbide on the alloy surface.

  17. Structure and corrosion resistance of aluminium AlMg2.5; AlMg5Mn and AlZn5Mg1 alloys

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    J. Szewczenko

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of the work was the evaluation of corrosion resistance and structure of aluminium AlMg2.5; AlMg5Mn and AlZn5Mg1 alloys.Design/methodology/approach: The corrosion resistance tests of investigated alloys were carried out by means of potentiodynamic method registering anodic polarization curves in 3.5% NaCl solution at room temperature. Registering anodic polarization curves was conducted at the potential rate equal to 1mV/s. As the reference electrode was used saturated calomel electrode (SCE and the auxiliary electrode was platinum electrode. Mechanical properties were evaluated on the basis of Vickers hardness test. The test was realized with the use of Hauser hardness tester. The observations of the surface morphology after corrosive tests were carried out using Digital Scanning Electron Microscope DSM 940 OPTON.Findings: The investigations of corrosion resistance of examined aluminium alloys shows that the highest corrosion resistance in 3.5% NaCl solution was observed for AlZn5Mg1 aluminium alloy.Practical implications: The obtained results can be used for searching the appropriate way of improving the corrosion resistance of analysed alloys because better corrosion resistance, lightweight of aluminium and its alloys makes them as most attractive for the steel replacement in shipbuilding.Originality/value: The corrosion behaviour in chloride solution of AlMg2.5; AlMg5Mn and AlZn5Mg1 alloys was investigated.

  18. Influence of silicon concentration on linear contraction process of Al-Si binary alloy

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    J. Mutwil; Kujawa, K.; Marczewski, P.; P. Michajłow

    2008-01-01

    Investigations of shrinkage phenomena during solidification and cooling of aluminium and aluminium-silicon alloys (AlSi5, AlSi7, AlSi9, AlSi11, AlSi12.5, AlSi18, AlSi21) have been conducted. A vertical shrinkage rod casting with circular cross-section (constant or fixed: tapered) has been used as a test sample. By constant cross-section a test channel mould was parted and allowed a constrained contraction to examine. No parted test channel mould was tapered and allowed an unconstrained contra...

  19. Selection of heat treatment condition of the Mg-Al-Zn alloys

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Main aim of this paper are results of the optimization of heat treatment conditions, which are temperature and heating time during solution heat treatment or ageing as well the cooling rate after solution treatment for MCMgAl12Zn1, MCMgAl9Zn1, MCMgAl6Zn1, MCMgAl3Zn1 cast magnesium alloys.Design/methodology/approach: The following results concern mechanical properties especially hardness.Findings: The different heat treatment kinds employed contributed to the improvement of mechanical properties of the alloy.Research limitations/implications: According to the alloys characteristic, the applied cooling rate and alloy additions seems to be a good compromise for mechanical properties, nevertheless further tests should be carried out in order to examine different cooling rates and parameters of solution treatment process and aging process.Practical implications: Generally magnesium alloys are applied in motor industry and machine building, but they find application in a helicopter production, planes, disc scanners, a mobile telephony, computers, bicycle elements, household and office equipment, radio engineering and an air - navigation, in chemical, power, textile and nuclear industrial, etc.Originality/value: Contemporary materials should possess high mechanical properties, physical and chemical, as well as technological ones, to ensure long and reliable use. The above mentioned requirements and expectations regarding the contemporary materials are met by the non-ferrous metals alloys used nowadays, including the magnesium alloys.

  20. Laser alloyed Al-W coatings on aluminum for enhanced corrosion resistance

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    Highlights: • Al4W intermetallic phase was formed after laser surface alloying. • Potential–time measurements show the stable behavior after laser surface alloying. • Cyclic polarization indicates increase in corrosion resistance after laser surface alloying. - Abstract: A tungsten precursor deposit was spray coated on aluminum 1100 substrate and was subsequently surface alloyed using a continuous wave diode-pumped ytterbium laser at varying laser energy densities. For the laser energy input of 21–32 J/mm2 the melt depth ranged between 135 and 150 μm. Scanning electron microscopy observations indicated the formation of uniform and continuously dense laser alloyed coatings with sound interface between the modified surface and substrate along with an equi-axed grain structure with second phase precipitates in the intergranular region. X-ray diffraction analysis confirmed that laser processing has resulted in the formation of Al4W, as the major phase with retention of W in Al within the alloyed region. The corrosion resistance of laser alloyed coatings was evaluated in near natural chloride solution using ac and dc electrochemical techniques. After laser processing potential–time measurements has indicated the relatively stable and high potential values over the longer exposure times. Cyclic polarization results showed the reduction in the corrosion current density by a factor of 8, compared to untreated Al 1100. Besides, the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy confirmed the increase in the total resistance (47–70 kΩ cm2) with the increase in the laser energy density

  1. Superplastic deformation behavior of a rapidly solidified Al-Li alloy

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    This study aims at investigating the superplastic behavior of a rapidly solidified Al-3Li-1Cu-0.5Mg-0.5Zr (mass%) alloy. Although rapidly solidified Al-Li alloys have the very fine grain structure desirable for improved superplasticity, unfavorable oxide morphology often prevents them from being superplastic. The results of superplastic deformation indicated that the proper thermo-mechanical treatment (TMT) of the alloy resulted in a much improved superplastic ductility, e.g. elongation of approximately 530%. In the case of testing at 520 C, optimum strain rate of forming was 4 x 10-2 s-1, which was one or two orders of magnitude higher than that of ingot cast Al-Li alloys. Such a high strain rate was thought to be quite advantageous for the practical application of superplastic deformation of the alloy. It could also be seen that the microstructure of the deformed alloy was similar to that of the as-received or the TMT treated alloy since continuous recrystallization was accomplished by subgrain growth and the growth of primary grains was prevented by fine β' (Al3Zr) particles. (orig.)

  2. Study of thermodynamic properties of Pu-Al alloys in eutectic LiCl-KCl

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    Pyrochemical separation processes are considered as a promising alternative to the hydrometallurgical methods. A technique developed in ITU is based on electrochemical reduction of actinides on an Al cathode in molten salts. This work is focused on chemical characterisation and determination of thermodynamic properties of Pu-Al alloys. The alloys are formed on a solid Al electrode during Pu electrodeposition in molten LiCl-KCl Eutectic. A carbo-chlorination was applied to convert PuO2 added to the molten salt in order to produce a LiCl-KCl-PuCl3 (∼2 wt.%). It was proven, by electrochemical measurements, that the salt contained pure PuCl3 without impurities. Pu-Al alloy properties were studied in the temperature range of 400 - 550 deg. C by electrochemical techniques. Cyclic voltammetry showed one reduction step of Pu3+ on inert W electrode (Pu3+/Pu0). On reactive aluminium electrode, reduction of Pu3+ to Pu0 occurs at more positive potential due to the formation of Pu-Al intermetallic compounds. Open Circuit Potentiometric (OCP) measurements, after depositions of Pu metal onto the Al electrode by short galvanic electrolysis, were used to identify Pu-Al intermetallic compounds. The curves obtained after OCP measurements exhibits 6 plateaus which is in agreement with the Pu-Al phase diagram, containing 5 compounds stable at working temperature range. The thermodynamic properties of the Pu-Al alloys (ΔG, ΔH, ΔS) were deduced from those curves by e.m.f. measurements. Pu-Al deposits were obtained by galvano-static electrolyses on Al plates. XRD and SEM analysis revealed a mixture of PuAl3 and PuAl4 alloys. (authors)

  3. In-situ weld-alloying plasma arc welding of SiCp/Al MMC

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    LEI Yu-cheng; YUAN Wei-jin; CHEN Xi-zhang; ZHU Fei; CHENG Xiao-nong

    2007-01-01

    Plasma arc welding was used to join SiCp/Al composite with titanium as alloying filler material. Microstructure of the weld was characterized by an optical microscope. The results show that the harmful needle-like phase Al4C3 is completely eliminated in the weld of SiCp/Al metal matrix composite(MMC) by in-situ weld-alloying/plasma arc welding with titanium as the alloying element. The wetting property between reinforced phase and Al matrix is improved, a stable weld puddle is gotten and a novel composite-material welded joint reinforced by TiN, AlN and TiC is produced. And the tensile-strength and malleability of the welded joints are improved effectively because of the use of titanium.

  4. Microstructural evolution during sintering of the blended elemental Ti-5Al-2.5Fe alloy

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    The Ti-5Al-2.5Fe (in wt.%) alpha-beta alloy was processed by powder metallurgy using the blended elemental (BE) technique. Samples of this alloy were prepared by cold pressing followed by vacuum sintering between 973 and 1673 K. The holding time at each temperature was 2 h. The sintering behavior of both elemental (Ti + Al + Fe) and intermetallic (Ti + Fe2Al5 + TiAl3) powder mixtures and their corresponding microstructural evolution were investigated. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in the backscattered mode was used to image the samples. The chemical composition of the individual phases was determined by standardless energy-dispersive spectrometry (EDS) in SEM. Sintered densities were determined by conventional gravimetric method. The aim of the present work is to compare the sintering behavior and the nature of the evolving phases during sintering of BE-Ti-5Al-2.5Fe alloy using both elemental and intermetallic powders.

  5. Local formation of a Heusler structure in CoFe-Al alloys

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    Wurmehl, S.; Jacobs, P. J.; Kohlhepp, J. T.; Swagten, H. J. M.; Koopmans, B.; Maat, S.; Carey, M. J.; Childress, J. R.

    2011-01-01

    We systematically study the changes in the local atomic environments of Co in CoFe-Al alloys as a function of Al content by means of nuclear magnetic resonance. We find that a Co2FeAl Heusler type structure is formed on a local scale. The observed formation of a highly spin-polarized Heusler compound may explain the improved magnetotransport properties in CoFe-Al based current-perpendicular-to-the-plane spin-valves.

  6. Characterization and formation mechanism of laser-welded Mg and Al alloys using Ti interlayer

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    Ti was used as an interlayer to join Mg and Al alloys by fiber laser welding. The formation of Mg–Al intermetallic compounds could be totally suppressed and the interfacial layer was composed of Al3Ti and small amounts of Al18Ti2Mg3. The mechanism of interfacial layer formation was attributed to the thermodynamic behavior of the formation of intermetallic compounds in Al–Mg–Ti ternary system and to precise control of the laser power.

  7. Application of silicocalcium in Mg-6Al-0.5Mn alloy

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    2007-01-01

    The mechanical properties of magnesium alloys at both ambient and elevated temperatures can be improved with the existence of Mg2Si phase in the matrix. However, these properties can be deteriorated if the Mg2Si phase is of coarse Chinese script type. Effects of the silicocalcium addition on the microstructure and properties of an Mg-6Al-0.5Mn alloy (AM60) were studied. The microstructure of the alloy with the addition of silicocalcium is featured with dispersedly distributed small polygonal type Mg2Si phases. The microhardness, tensile strength,percentage elongation and toughness of as-cast AM60+1.0Si-Ca alloy are 20%, 13.3%, 28.5% and 50% higher than these of AM60 alloy respectively. Further corrosion measurements showed that the silicocalcium-modified AM60 alloy increases the corrosion potential by 0.04V and decreases the lost weight corrosion rate by 45%.

  8. Effect of microarc discharge surface treatment on the tensile properties of Al-Cu-Mg alloy

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    Xue, Wenbin; Wang, Chao; Deng, Zhiwei; Chen, Ruyi; Zhang, Tonghe [Key Laboratory for Radiation Beam Technology and Materials Modification, Institute of Low Energy Nuclear Physics, Beijing Normal University, 100875 Beijing (China); Li, Yongliang [Analytical and Testing Center, Beijing Normal University, 100875 Beijing (China)

    2002-11-01

    A thick ceramic coating was prepared on Al-Cu-Mg alloy by microarc discharge in aqueous solution. The tensile properties of the alloy before and after microarc oxidation (MAO) surface treatment were tested, then the fractography and morphology of ceramic oxide coatings were investigated using scanning electron microscope (SEM). It is shown that the tensile properties of aluminum alloy have smaller change after the alloy has undergone microarc discharge treatment. For all specimens with different thickness coatings, the decreases of yield strength, tensile strength and elastic modulus are less than 5%, and the contraction of area rises while the elongation slightly decreases. After the coatings are polished, the tensile properties of the alloy are improved rather small. The surface of tensile specimens uniformly remains a large quantity of tiny fragments of alumina coatings. That implies that the ceramic coating has good adhesion with aluminum alloy substrate.

  9. Structure and Mechanical Properties of Al-Li Alloys as Cast

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    J. Augustyn-Pieniążek

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The high mechanical properties of the Al-Li-X alloys contribute to their increasingly broad application in aeronautics, as an alternative for the aluminium alloys, which have been used so far. The aluminium-lithium alloys have a lower specific gravity, a higher nucleation and crack spread resistance, a higher Young’s module and they characterize in a high crack resistance at lower temperatures. The aim of the research planned in this work was to design an aluminium alloy with a content of lithium and other alloy elements. The research included the creation of a laboratorial melt, the microstructure analysis with the use of light microscopy, the application of X-ray methods to identify the phases existing in the alloy, and the microhardness test.

  10. Examination of the influence of heat treatment on the properties of Al-Si alloys

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    Vuksanovic, D.; Rakocevic, S. [Faculty of Metallurgy, Podgorica (RS); Markovic, S. [Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Belgrade (RS); Petrovic, T. [Institute ' Kirilo Savic' , Belgrade (RS); Kovacevic, K. [Institute for Ferrous Metallurgy (RS); Tripkovic, S. [H.K. Petar Drapsin, Mladenovac (RS)

    2007-08-15

    In this paper the influence of heat treatment on the structural and mechanical properties of Al-Si alloys was investigated. Silicon content in the examined alloys was in the range 11 to 14%, the contents of the other alloying elements were in the standard range but all alloys were modified with strontium. The regime of the applied heat treatment was quenching (520 C/6h - cooling in water) + aging (205oC/7h - air cooling). The examinations were carried out at room temperature as well as at 250 C and 300 C. The obtained results showed a positive influence of the applied heat treatment on the mechanical properties of the examined alloys. The improvement of the mechanical properties can be considered as a consequence of a redistribution and change of morphology of the phases present in the structure of the alloys. (orig.)

  11. Composite strengthening of oxidation and oxygen embrittlement resistant Nb-Ti-Al-Cr-Hr alloys

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    Historically, niobium base alloys have been of interest because they have useful strength in the temperature regime where Ni and Co base alloys begin to show incipient melting (2300-2400 degrees F.). Catastrophic oxidation and oxygen embrittlement, however, have severely limited the use of commercially available niobium base alloys for aircraft jet engine applications, although silicide coatings have been used with some success to provide protection. Recently, it has been shown that Nb-Ti-Al-Cr-Hf alloys have attractive oxidation and oxygen embrittlement resistance. However, these alloys have relatively low strength. This paper reports that it was the purpose of this study to add strength to the alloys that have shown attractive oxidation and oxygen embrittlement resistance by the use of composite technology

  12. Electrochemical deposition and characterization of Zn-Al layered double hydroxides (LDHs) films on magnesium alloy

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    Wu, Fengxia; Liang, Jun, E-mail: jliang@licp.cas.cn; Peng, Zhenjun; Liu, Baixing

    2014-09-15

    Highlights: • Zn-Al LDHs film was prepared on AZ91D Mg alloy by electrochemical deposition. • The Zn-Al LDHs film was uniform and dense with some small flaws and cracks. • The Zn-Al LDHs film had high adhesion and good corrosion protection to Mg alloy. - Abstract: A zinc-aluminum layered double hydroxides (Zn-Al LDHs) film was prepared on AZ91D magnesium (Mg) alloy substrate by electrochemical deposition method. The characteristics of the film were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and scanning electronic microscope (SEM). It was found that the electrodeposited film was composed of crystalline Zn-Al LDHs with nitrate intercalation. The Zn-Al LDHs film was uniform and dense though there also presented some small flaws and cracks. The cross cut tape test showed that the film adhered well to the substrate. Polarization and EIS measurements revealed that the LDHs coated Mg alloy had better corrosion resistance compared to that of the uncoated one in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution, indicating that the Zn-Al LDHs film could effectively protect Mg alloy from corrosion.

  13. Effects of alloying elements on elastic properties of Al by first-principles calculations

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    Wang J.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The effects of alloying elements (Co, Cu, Fe, Ge, Hf, Mg, Mn, Ni, Si, Sr, Ti, V, Y, Zn, and Zr on elastic properties of Al have been investigated using first-principles calculations within the generalized gradient approximation. A supercell consisting of 31 Al atoms and one solute atom is used. A good agreement is obtained between calculated and available experimental data. Lattice parameters of the studied Al alloys are found to be depended on atomic radii of solute atoms. The elastic properties of polycrystalline aggregates including bulk modulus (B, shear modulus (G, Young’s modulus (E, and the B/G ratio are also determined based on the calculated elastic constants (cij’s. It is found that the bulk modulus of Al alloys decreases with increasing volume due to the addition of alloying elements and the bulk modulus is also related to the total molar volume (Vm and electron density (nAl31x with the relationship of nAl31x=1.0594+0.0207√B/Vm. These results are of relevance to tailor the properties of Al alloys.

  14. Microstructure and mechanical properties of hypereutectic Al-Fe alloys prepared by semi-solid formation

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    Liu Bo

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The effects of alloying elements, electromagnetic stirring, reheating and semi-solid formation on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Al-Fe alloys prepared by semi-solid formation were studied. It was found that alloying elements and electromagnetic stirring can alter the morphology and growth mode of the iron-rich phase in Al-Fe alloys; and effectively refine the primary Al3Fe phase. In contrast to the microstructure obtained in conventional casting, the Al3Fe phase becomes thin short rod-like instead of thick needle-like; and the dendritic grain structure almost disappears in the semi-solid formation. The Al3Fe phase can be further refined through being dissolved or fused during subsequent reheating. It was also found that the larger extrusion ratio of semi-solid formation causes a greater crushing effect and therefore the Al3Fe phase is more refined and has more uniform distribution. Moreover, Al-Fe alloys prepared by semi-solid formation exhibit excellent mechanical properties at both room and high temperatures.

  15. Interaction between γ-TiAl alloy and zirconia

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    Liu Aihu; Li Bangsheng; Nan Hai; Sui Yanwei; Guo Jingjie; Fu Hengzhi

    2008-01-01

    A study on the interaction between TiAI alloy and zirconia was carried out in argon atmosphere. The rnicrographic observations of the cross-section perpendicular to the interface were obtained using a scanning electron microscope with a dedicated energy dispersive spectrometer (SEM/EDS). The results showed that firstly TiAI alloy spreads on the ceramic surface, and then infiltrates into the pores between ceramic particles accompanied by a chemical reaction. The whole ceramic mold is broken into tiny blocks. A multiple fission reaction mechanism was developed to explain the interaction between TiAI alloy and zirconia.

  16. Influence of secondary ageing temperature on hardening and residual elastic stresses in AlMgSi and AlMgSiCu alloys

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    The investigations were conducted on samples of AlMgSi and AlMgSiCu alloys quenched, aged and cold worked with 20, 40, 60 and 85 % reduction in area. Secondary ageing was carried out at 200 and 250 deg C. Residual stresses wee determined by X-ray diffraction method. It was shown that cold deformation effect on hardness and residual stresses is dependent on alloy composition. The hardening due to secondary ageing is more pronounced for AlMgSi alloy at 200 deg C and for AlMgSiCu alloy at 250 deg C. Positive residual stresses increase with secondary ageing temperature

  17. Improvement on Hot Workability of γ-TiAl Base Alloy

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    2001-01-01

    γ-TiAl base alloys have potential usage in aerospace engine fortheir high specific strength. In order to improve their poor hot workability, a new approach of hot deformation processing was investigated. The starting microstructure of Ti-46.5Al-2.5V-1.0Cr (atom percent, %) alloy is fully lamellar (FL) microstructure. The near gamma (NG) microstructure can be obtained through Nickel microalloying and heat treatment at 1 150 ℃. The isothermal compression tests were conducted on both materials using MTS machine at temperatures of 950 ℃, 1 000 ℃, and 1 050 ℃, and the strain rates of 0.01, 0.1 and 1 s-1. Compared with the γ-TiAl alloy with FL microstructure, the Ni-bearing alloy with NG microstructure has better hot workability, such as enlarged hot workable region, decreased flow stresses, more uniform and finer deformed microstructure.

  18. Effect of Sr on forming properties of Al-Mg-Si based alloy sheets

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    LU Guang-xi; CHEN Hai-jun; GUAN Shao-kang

    2006-01-01

    The effects of Sr element on the forming properties of the Al-Mg-Si based alloy sheets were studied by tensile test,metallograph, DSC, XRD, SEM and TEM. The results show that the tensile strength of aluminum alloy sheet added 0.033%(mass fraction)Sr increases comparing with that of free Sr. Simultaneously, the forming properties of sheets evidently increase, the elongation hardenability (n) and plastic strain ratio (r) and Erichsen number increase 27.8%, 11.1%, 10.8% and 12%, respectively,and the forming limit diagram increases evidently, too. The analysis shows that Sr is surface active element, which can refine grains of alloys, promote precipitation, reduce activation energy ofβ" phase, and lead the formation of α-(Al8Fe2Si) phase instead of β-(Al5FeSi) phase. As a result, the forming properties of the alloy sheet increase.

  19. Simulation on solidification of an Al-Ni alloy under electromagnetic stirring

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    Sha Minghong

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The microstructure of Al-Ni alloy has a significant influence on its performance, while electromagnetic stirring is one of the most effective methods for control of solidification structure of Al alloy. To investigate the effect of electromagnetic stirring on the solidification of the ingot, the solidification of the Al-50Ni alloy in vacuum with electromagnetic stirring was described by numerical simulation in this paper; and a three dimensional mathematical model was established. The electromagnetic field was simulated by ANSYS software and the thermal-flow field was simulated by FLUENT software. The coupling between the electromagnetic field and the thermal-flow field was implemented by user-defined subroutines. It is found that the current intensity has significant influences on the fluid flow and the microstructure of the alloy. The simulation results agree well with the experimental results, and the optimum current intensity under the exprimental conditions is 80 A, while the frequency is 50 Hz.

  20. Prediction and improvement of shrinkage porosity in TiAl based alloy

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    Gao Yong

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available The present research has developed a novel investment casting process for ingot production of TiAl alloys through forming a small vertical temperature gradient on the mold. The advantage of this process is to guarantee that the castings solidify sequentially from bottom to top. The analysis of numerical simulation and experimental results showed that the shrinkage porosity of Ti-47Al-2Cr-2Nb alloy was significantly improved by forming a vertical temperature gradient of 3 ℃/mm on the mold, while the increase of pouring temperature and pressure on the molten alloys had no apparent effect on the reduction of shrinkage porosity. The critical value of the Niyama criterion that can reliably predict the shrinkage porosity in Ti-47Al-2Cr-2Nb alloy was identified by the comparison of experimental and simulated results.

  1. Precipitation kinetics and phase stability in Nb-Ti-Al base alloys

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    Niobium alloys are candidates for the next generation of high temperature materials needed for hotter, more efficient aircraft engines. Model ternary Nb-Ti-Al and quaternary Nb-Ti-Al-Cr alloys were studied to determine low temperature phase stability and precipitation kinetics. Optical microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and electron diffraction were used for microstructural analysis. The results obtained from low temperature aging of the ternary alloys show evidence of a transformation of the ordered bcc (B2) phase to a fine lath structure consisting of variants of orthorhombic Ti2AlNb in a Nb-Ti bcc matrix. Compositions of these alloys are near the B2 phase field, with a nominal Ti/Nb atom ratio of 1.25. In this paper additional results concerning phase equilibria and precipitation kinetics are discussed

  2. Fe-Al alloy surface tension and expansion coefficient of the Monte Carlo simulation

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    Using the new modified analytical EAM and the Monte Carlo method, and constructing a new system and surface, the liquid surface tension was calculated. According to a given temperature alloy free energy minima, the coefficient of linear expansion of the Fe-Al alloy is simulated. The method and the results discussed, we give the mathematical relationship between the liquid surface tension and the temperature of the three kinds of Fe-Al alloy. The results of the simulation are in good agreement with existing experimental data in the low temperature zone, however, the result is a little lower than the experimental results in the high temperature zone. So the calculation result shows that the Monte Carlo method is very effective in the Fe-Al alloy and the method is right and reliable here. (authors)

  3. Separated Eutectic Structure of Al-11 wt pct Si Alloy under Direct Magnetic Field

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    Yan WANG; Jiang JIANG; Zhonghua ZHANG; Xiufang BIAN

    2001-01-01

    An investigation has been made on the effect of a direct magnetic field on the structure of eutectic Al-11 wt pct Si alloy. At the superheated temperature of 750℃, a separated eutectic structure in the alloy occurs under the condition of the magnetic induction intensity up to 0.24 T. A great number of primary Si particles in the Al-11 wt pct Si alloy are segregated to the surface layer of the specimens. The microstructure of the alloy consists of primary Si particles in the surface layer and Al matrix in the inner part of the specimen. Moreover, the higher the superheated temperature, the more remarkable the segregation trend. The mechanism of the formation of separated eutectic has been discussed.

  4. Investigation of Microstructure in Solid State Welded Al-Cu-Li alloy

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Al-Li alloys have been extensively used in aerospace vehicle structure since the presence of lithium increases the modulus and reduce the density of the alloy. Especially the third generation Al-Cu-Li alloy shows enhanced fracture toughness at cryogenic temperatures so that the alloy has been used on the fuel tank of space launchers, like Super Lightweight External Tank of the Space Shuttle. Since the commercial size of the plate cannot accommodate the large tank size of the launcher, joining several pieces is required. However, lithium is highly reactive and its compounds can decompose with heat from conventional fusion welding and form different types of gases which result in formation of defects. In this study, the microstructure change is investigated after solid state welding process to join the Al-Cu-Li sheets with optical and transmission electron microscopic analysis of precipitates.

  5. The effective reinforcement of magnesium alloy ZK60A using Al2O3 nanoparticles

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    ZK60A nanocomposite containing Al2O3 nanoparticle reinforcement (50 nm average size) was fabricated using solidification processing followed by hot extrusion. The nanocomposite exhibited similar grain size to the monolithic alloy, reasonable Al2O3 nanoparticle distribution, non-dominant (0 0 0 2) texture in the longitudinal direction, and 15% higher hardness than the monolithic alloy. Compared to the monolithic alloy (in tension), the nanocomposite exhibited lower yield strength (0.2%TYS) (−4%) and higher ultimate strength (UTS), failure strain, and work of fracture (WOF) (+13%, +170%, and +200%, respectively). Compared to the monolithic alloy (in compression), the nanocomposite exhibited lower yield strength (0.2%CYS) (−5%) and higher ultimate strength (UCS), failure strain, and WOF (+6%, +41%, and +43%, respectively). The effects of Al2O3 nanoparticle addition on the enhancement of tensile and compressive properties of ZK60A are investigated in this article.

  6. Effect of the addition of refiners and/or modifiers on the microstructure of die cast Al-12Si alloys

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    The modification of eutectic die castings of Al-Si alloys using strontium and/or titanium refinement was studied. The results show that the most adequate microstructure is obtained from the alloy modified with the highest percentage of Ti

  7. Effect of Si content on the dry sliding wear properties of spray-deposited Al-Si alloy

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    In the present investigation, Al-12Si, Al-20Si and Al-25Si (wt%) alloys were synthesized by spray atomization and deposition technique. The wear resistance of the alloys was studied using a pin-on-disc machine under four loads, namely 8.9, 17.8, 26.7 and 35.6 N. The microstructures, worn surfaces and the debris were analyzed in a scanning electron microscope. It has been found that the effect of Si content on dry sliding wear of spray-deposited Al-Si alloy was associated with applied loads. At lower load (8.9 N), with increasing Si content, the wear rate of the alloy was decreased. At higher load (35.6 N), spray-deposited Al-20Si alloy exhibited superior wear resistance to the Al-12Si and Al-25Si alloys

  8. Neutron fluence influence upon electrical resistivity change and microstructure of Ti-Al alloy

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    The influence of neutron fluence at an interval of 1.2·1020 / 1·1024 m-2 on electrical resistivity and microstructure of Ti+50at.%Al and Ti+50at.%Al+2at.%Zr alloys is investigated. Is established that in the studied interval of neutron fluence the linear dependence of electrical resistivity increase is observed. Its significance achieves for both alloys 123% at maximal fluence. However the rate of electrical resistivity change in 1.2 times is higher for an Ti+50at.%Al+2at.%Zr alloy, than for an Ti+50at.%Al alloy. Also it has been revealed that irradiation of the alloy composed of Ti+50at.%Al in the WWR-K reactor results in formation of depleted zones near dislocations and fine conglomerations of the radiation-induced defects, distributed homogeneously over the grain body. The main portion of the conglomerations represents fine dislocation loops of the size/density increasing with the neutron fluence increase. Contribution of radiation defects, visible by TEM, on electrical resistivity change of an Ti+50at.%Al alloy does not exceed 0.2%. Complete set of all obtained results allows to conclude that basic contribution to of electrical resistivity change of Ti+50at.%Al and Ti+50at.%Al+2at.%Zr alloys at a neutron irradiation is caused by formation of point defects, clusters and their complexes with impurities; doping the alloy Ti+50at.%Al by zirconium provides larger survivability for the defects of this type. The performed investigation has shown to sufficiently high phase-structure stability of the Ti-Al alloy subject to irradiation. In addition to a low residual radioactivity and fortune combination of the thermal, physical and mechanical properties that provide a low value of the thermal stress as well as a high value of the fatigue strength and the disruption viscosity, this circumstances makes it possible to consider titanium aluminides and the alloys on a base of titanium aluminides as reliable, novel constructional materials for nuclear/thermonuclear power

  9. Relationship between silver concentration with microstructural and mechanical properties of rolled AlZn alloy

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    Valdez, S., E-mail: svaldez@fis.unam.mx [Instituto de Ciencias Fisicas-Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Av. Universidad S/N, Col. Chamilpa, 062210 Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Perez, R.; Rodriguez-Diaz, R.A. [Instituto de Ciencias Fisicas-Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Av. Universidad S/N, Col. Chamilpa, 062210 Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Angeles-Chavez, C. [Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Eje central Lazaro Cardenas 152, Mexico D.F. 07730 (Mexico); Casolco, S.R. [Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Puebla, Via Atlixcayotl 2301. Puebla, Pue. 2800 (Mexico)

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    The relationship of Ag addition on microstructural and mechanical properties of rolled AlZn alloy was investigated. AlZn alloys were prepared by metal mould casting method and the Ag addition was done by Vortex technique. Microstructural characterization of AlZnAg specimens was analyzed by means of X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Results show that the phases of the as-cast state alloy are solid solution zinc-rich hexagonal close-packed (hcp) crystal structure, named {eta}-phase and {alpha}-Al solid solution with Zn dissolved into the matrix. The silver concentration in AlZn alloy influences the volume of AgZn{sub 3} precipitates. The mechanical properties, especially the flow stress and elongation of the alloy were improved by the Ag addition. The Vortex method was used in order to diminish the process cost, generating an alloy with homogenous microstructure, less casting porosity and better mechanical properties.

  10. Isothermal corrosion (γ'+γ) Ni3Al alloy in liquid zinc

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    WANG Wen-jun; LIN Jun-pin; WANG Yan-li; CHEN Guo-liang

    2006-01-01

    The isothermal corrosion testing and microscopic examination of Ni3Al alloy in liquid zinc containing small amounts of aluminum (mass fraction less than 0.2%) at 450 ℃ were carried out. The results show that the controlling mechanism of the dissolution reaction is diffusion through a boundary layer into liquid zinc. For two-phase alloy, Ni3Al alloy (γ'+γ), the interface between dissolving solid and liquid remains remarkably planar and the difference in dissolution of the two adjacent phases (γ'+γ) can not be experimentally observed. The boundaries between γ' phase and γ phase play no perceptible role in the dissolution of Ni3Al alloy in liquid zinc. The X-ray diffraction spectra of the diffusion layer confirm the presence of Ni5Zn21. The corrosion rate of the Ni3Al alloy in molten zinc was calculated to be approximately 2.6×10-3 g/(cm2-h), therefore the liquid zinc corrosion resistance of Ni3Al alloy is very weak.

  11. Improve sensitization and corrosion resistance of an Al-Mg alloy by optimization of grain boundaries

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    Yan, Jianfeng; Heckman, Nathan M.; Velasco, Leonardo; Hodge, Andrea M.

    2016-05-01

    The sensitization and subsequent intergranular corrosion of Al-5.3 wt.% Mg alloy has been shown to be an important factor in stress corrosion cracking of Al-Mg alloys. Understanding sensitization requires the review of grain boundary character on the precipitation process which can assist in developing and designing alloys with improved corrosion resistance. This study shows that the degree of precipitation in Al-Mg alloy is dependent on grain boundary misorientation angle, adjacent grain boundary planes and grain boundary types. The results show that the misorientation angle is the most important factor influencing precipitation in grain boundaries of the Al-Mg alloy. Low angle grain boundaries (≤15°) have better immunity to precipitation and grain boundary acid attack. High angle grain boundaries (>15°) are vulnerable to grain boundary acid attack. Grain boundaries with adjacent plane orientations near to {100} have potential for immunity to precipitation and grain boundary acid attack. This work shows that low Σ (Σ ≤ 29) coincident site lattice (CSL) grain boundaries have thinner β precipitates. Modified nitric acid mass loss test and polarization test demonstrated that the global corrosion resistance of sputtered Al-Mg alloy is enhanced. This may be attributed to the increased fractions of low Σ (Σ ≤ 29) CSL grain boundaries after sputtering.

  12. Improve sensitization and corrosion resistance of an Al-Mg alloy by optimization of grain boundaries.

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    Yan, Jianfeng; Heckman, Nathan M; Velasco, Leonardo; Hodge, Andrea M

    2016-01-01

    The sensitization and subsequent intergranular corrosion of Al-5.3 wt.% Mg alloy has been shown to be an important factor in stress corrosion cracking of Al-Mg alloys. Understanding sensitization requires the review of grain boundary character on the precipitation process which can assist in developing and designing alloys with improved corrosion resistance. This study shows that the degree of precipitation in Al-Mg alloy is dependent on grain boundary misorientation angle, adjacent grain boundary planes and grain boundary types. The results show that the misorientation angle is the most important factor influencing precipitation in grain boundaries of the Al-Mg alloy. Low angle grain boundaries (≤15°) have better immunity to precipitation and grain boundary acid attack. High angle grain boundaries (>15°) are vulnerable to grain boundary acid attack. Grain boundaries with adjacent plane orientations near to {100} have potential for immunity to precipitation and grain boundary acid attack. This work shows that low Σ (Σ ≤ 29) coincident site lattice (CSL) grain boundaries have thinner β precipitates. Modified nitric acid mass loss test and polarization test demonstrated that the global corrosion resistance of sputtered Al-Mg alloy is enhanced. This may be attributed to the increased fractions of low Σ (Σ ≤ 29) CSL grain boundaries after sputtering. PMID:27230299

  13. Preparation of anti-corrosion films by microarc oxidation on an Al-Si alloy

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    Thick ceramic films over 140 μm were prepared on Al-7% Si alloy by ac microarc oxidation in a silicate electrolyte. The film growth kinetics was determined by an eddy current technique and film growth features in different stages were discussed. The microstructure and composition profiles for different thick films were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Their phase components were determined by X-ray diffraction. The electrochemical corrosion behaviors of bare and coated alloys were evaluated using potentiodynamic polarization curves, and their corrosion morphologies were observed. In the initial stage of oxidation, the growth rate is slow with 0.48 μm/min due to the effect of Si element though the current density is rather high up to 33 A/dm2. After the current density has decreased to a stable value of 11 A/dm2, the film mainly grows towards the interior of alloy. The film with a three-layer structure consists of mullite, γ-Al2O3, α-Al2O3 and amorphous phases. By microarc discharge treatment, the corrosion current of the Al-Si alloy in NaCl solution was significantly reduced. However, a thicker film has to be fabricated in order to obtain high corrosion-resistant film of the Al-Si alloy. Microarc oxidation is an effective method to form an anti-corrosion protective film on Si-containing aluminum alloys

  14. EET research on the Al-22%Si alloy under the action of electric pulses

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    2008-01-01

    Based on the empirical electron theory of solids and molecules (EET), the phase valence electron structure parameters of Al-22%Si alloy are calculated, and the sensitivity of the bond network of Al-Si alloy melt to temperature (energy) and the effect of the sensitivity on the morphology are studied. The results show that the Si-Si clusters with larger nA in the slightly superheated Al-Si alloy melt supply the nucleation core to the primary silicon phase in the hypereutectic Al-22%Si alloy, and strongly generate the drag-like effect for the Al-Si clusters around them; that the variation of temperature significantly affects the stability of bonds of the core so that the solidified structure is changed; that the electric pulse applied to the alloy melt can irrecoverably alter the stability of Si-Si clusters, then the modifica- tion of the solidified structure morphology of alloys is generated; that the higher the energy of the electric pulse, the less stable the Si-Si clusters, and the more significant the electric pulse modification.

  15. Fragility and glass forming ability of Al-Ni-Ce alloy melts

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    赵岩; 边秀房; 孙民华; 张均艳

    2004-01-01

    The fragility of Al-Ni-Ce alloy melts with three kinds of different compositions, Al85Ni10Ce5,Al85Ni8Ce7, Al85Ni5Ce10(mole fraction, %), was studied using oscillating-vessel viscometer and differential scanning calorimetry. Their fragility parameters obtained from experiments and theoretic calculation are:238,228 and 335 respectively. The results indicate that these three kinds of Al-Ni-Ce alloy melts are very fragile liquids, which kinetically show strong non-Arrhenius behaviour in the Angell plot, so they have poor glass forming ability (GFA).The alloy melt Al85Ni5Ce10 has the largest fragility parameter among the three alloy melts. In the preparation of rapidly quenched amorphous ribbons, Al85Ni10Ce5 and Al85Ni8Ce7 can gain amorphous ribbons when the rotate speed of the roller reaches 800 r/min, while for Al85Ni5Ce10 it must exceed 1 000 r/min.

  16. Improve Wear Resistance on Al 332 Alloy Matrix- Micro -Nano Al2O3 Particles Reinforced Composite

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The wear behavior of alumina particulate reinforced A332 aluminium alloy composites produced by a stir casting process technique were investigated. A pin-on-disc type apparatus was employed for determining the sliding wear rate in composite samples at different grain size (1 µm, 12µm, 50 nm and different weight percentage (0.05-0.1-0.5-1 wt% of alumina respectively. Mechanical properties characterization which strongly depends on microstructure properties of reinforcement revealed that the presence of ( nano , micro alumina particulates lead to simultaneous increase in hardness, ultimate tensile stress (UTS, wear resistances. The results revealed that UTS, Hardness, Wear resistances increases with the increase in the percentage of reinforcement of Al2O3 when compared to the base alloy A332. The wear rates of the composites were considerably less than that of the aluminum alloy at all applied loads with increasing percentage of reinforcement when compared to the base alloy A332.

  17. Magnetostriction of the polycrystalline Fe{sub 80}Al{sub 20} alloy doped with boron

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    Bormio-Nunes, Cristina, E-mail: cristina@demar.eel.usp.br [Escola de Engenharia de Lorena, Dep. de Eng. de Materiais, Universidade de S.Paulo, Lorena, SP (Brazil); Teodoro dos Santos, Claudio; Botani de Souza Dias, Mateus [Escola de Engenharia de Lorena, Dep. de Eng. de Materiais, Universidade de S.Paulo, Lorena, SP (Brazil); Doerr, Mathias; Granovsky, Sergey; Loewenhaupt, Michael [Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, TU Dresden, D-01062 Dresden (Germany)

    2012-10-25

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Fe{sub 80}Al{sub 20} polycrystalline alloy magnetostriction 40 ppm increased to 80 ppm due to 2% of B doping. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer B stabilizes {alpha}-FeAl phase and a coexistence of {alpha}-FeAl + Fe{sub 3}Al improves magnetostriction. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Presence of Fe{sub 2}B phase causes domain rearrangement revealed by the decrease of the volume magnetostriction. - Abstract: The doping of Fe{sub 80}Al{sub 20} polycrystalline alloy with 2% of boron increased the total magnetostriction twofold compared to a sample without boron. A value close to 80 ppm was achieved at 300 K. The microstructures of the boron-doped alloys show a dendritically solidified matrix with interdendritic {alpha}-FeAl and/or Fe{sub 3}Al and Fe{sub 2}B eutectic between the grains. The XRD analysis reveals an increase in the volume fraction of {alpha}-FeAl and a correspondent decrease of the Fe{sub 3}Al phase volume fraction as the boron content increases. The increase of the volume fraction of this tetragonal Fe{sub 2}B phase in the samples doped with boron causes the decrease of the strong volume magnetostriction that was observed in the alloy without boron. There is some evidence that the improvement of the magnetostriction magnitude due to the addition of boron to the Fe{sub 80}Al{sub 20} alloy could reach the maximal magnetostriction if the 1:1 optimal ratio of the volume fractions of the {alpha}-FeAl and Fe{sub 3}Al phases could be reached.

  18. Investigation of microstructure in hot-pressed Nb–23Ti–15Al alloy

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    Shi, Zhiwu; Wei, Hua; Zhang, Hongyu; Wu, Duoli; Jin, Tao; Sun, Xiaofeng; Zheng, Qi, E-mail: qzheng@imr.ac.cn

    2015-07-05

    Highlights: • The Ti(O, C), a new strengthening phase, is found in Nb–Ti–Al alloys. • Ti(O, C) has a face-centered cubic structure and a lattice parameter of 4.27 Å. • Two different morphologies of Ti(O, C) are observed. • β and δ phases exhibit as large irregular blocks and equiaxed particles. • Ordering of β phase is observed in hot-pressed Nb–Ti–Al alloy. - Abstract: Microstructure of hot-pressed Nb–23Ti–15Al alloy has been systematically investigated, with emphasis on the characterization of Ti(O, C) phase. The microstructure and composition of Nb–23Ti–15Al alloy were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and electron probe microanalysis (EPMA). The results indicate the presence of β, δ and Ti(O, C) phases in the alloy. The β phase exhibits as large irregular blocks, while the δ phase presents as small equiaxed particles linked together around β blocks. Ordering of β phase is shown by related selected area electronic diffraction (SAED) patterns and dark-field micrograph. The Ti(O, C), a solid-solution of TiO or TiC, is characterized for the first time in Nb–Ti–Al alloy. The Ti(O, C) has a face-centered cubic (FCC) structure and a moderate lattice parameter between that of TiO and TiC. Two different morphologies of Ti(O, C) are observed in the alloy: large cobblestone-like aggregated particles and small dispersive particles. The formation of Ti(O, C) phase can potentially increase high-temperature strength of Nb–Ti–Al alloy.

  19. The Paramagnetism of Small Amounts of Mn Dissolved in Cu-Al and Cu-Ge Alloys

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    Previous measurements of the valency of Mn in Cu-Zn alloys have been confirmed by measurements with the isoelectronic Cu-Al and Cu-Ge alloys as matrices for Mn. The valency, having the value i in pure copper, decreases slightly with increasing electron to atom ratio attaining the values 0. 9 and 0. 8 at the limiting composition in the Al and Ge alloys respectively. The apparent size of Mn in these alloys is discussed

  20. Magnetic properties of ultrasoft-nanocomposite FeAlSiBNbCu alloys

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    The effects of up to 10 at% substitution of Fe by Al on the microstructure and DC and AC magnetic properties of nanocrystalline FeSiBCuNb alloy ribbon are summarised and analysed. The minimum DC Hc developed during annealing decreases by 40% for 2 at% Al (to 0.3 A/m) and remains roughly constant for larger Al contents. The largest peak value of μ0.4 at 50 Hz also corresponds to 2 at% Al. The best frequency response for μ0.4 occurs for 6 at% Al while there was no improvement in AC power loss behaviour over the 0% Al alloy. The improvements in DC Hc and AC μ0.4 are ascribed to a reduction in K1 of the Fe-Si-based nanocrystallites by the introduction of Al

  1. Microstructure modification and related mechanism of spray-formed Fe-bearing hypereutectic Al-Si alloys

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    Hou, L.G.; Cui, H. [State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, University of Science and Technology, Beijing (China); Cai, Y.H. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing (China); Zhang, J.S.

    2010-07-15

    The Fe-bearing hypereutectic Al-Si alloys with/without Cr/(Cr+Mn) addition have been prepared by Spray Forming (SF) process. With 2 wt.% Cr addition, the short-rod {beta}-Al{sub 5}FeSi phase in spray-formed Al-25Si-5Fe-3Cu (wt.%, denoted as 3C) alloy can be substituted by particulate {alpha}-Al(Fe,Cr)Si phase with sizes less than 5-6 {mu}m. But small quantity of blocky {beta}-Al{sub 5}(Fe,Cr)Si phase still appears in Cr-added hypereutectic Al-Si alloy. When (2Cr+1Mn) (wt.%) are added simultaneously into 3C alloy, almost all the short-rod {beta}-Al{sub 5}FeSi phase or blocky {beta}-Al{sub 5}(Fe,Cr)Si phase disappear, instead, the {alpha}-Al(Fe,Cr,Mn)Si phase become the only Fe-bearing phase. During heat treatments, the other two spray-formed hypereutectic Al-Si alloys (besides SF-3C alloy) are thermodynamically stable for the appearance of high thermodynamically stable particulate {alpha}-Al(Fe,Cr)Si/{alpha}-Al(Fe,Cr,Mn)Si phase. Also the phase transformation occurred during the heating/cooling process of the present hypereutectic Al-Si alloys are investigated and the mechanism of microstructural formation of the spray-formed alloys are discussed. (Abstract Copyright [2010], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  2. Crystallization of the Al-Ni-Sm amorphous alloys; Cristalizacao de ligas amorfas no sistema Al-Ni-Sm

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    Danez, G.P., E-mail: gabidanez@hotmail.co [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (PPG-CEMUFSCar), SP (Brazil). Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Ciencia e Engenharia de Materiais; Aliaga, L.C.R.; Kiminami, C.S.; Bolfarini, C.; Botta, W.J. [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (DEMa/UFSCar), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia de Materiais

    2010-07-01

    Aluminum based amorphous alloys have received special attention due to unique properties such as high mechanical strength, corrosion, ductility and toughness as well as wear resistance. On the other hand, these properties can be improved by controlled crystallization of Al matrix with grain size ranged between 5 to 50 nanometers. The goal of this work was to study the thermal crystallization behavior of Al-Ni-Sm alloys. Compositions with the same topological instability ({lambda} = 0.1) were selected. Alloys were prepared in arc-melting furnace and ribbons were processed by melt-spinning technique. Samples ribbons were submitted to heating in order to induce crystallization, and its structure analyzed by x-ray diffraction. The difference in crystallization behavior is discussed in function of the topological instability due to the variation of the proportion of the transition metal to the rare-earth. (author)

  3. Silicon determination in AlSi and AlSiCu alloys using X-ray fluorescence analysis

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    A technique of sample preparation of AlSi and AlSiCu alloys was developed allowing silicon determination by X-ray fluorescence analysis. High-frequency sample remelting followed by centrifugal casting will guarantee to a sufficient extent the same rate and conditions of melt solidification for all samples, and thus also silicon crystallization in the alloys. This permits rapid and reliable X-ray spectrometric determination of silicon within 2 to 13% Si and of other elements in the alloy samples. The accuracy of silicon determination by this method matches that of chemical analysis. The relative standard deviation was found to be 1.1% for ten castings of the same sample. (J.B.). 4 figs., 2 tabs., 8 refs

  4. Defects and Electron Densities in TiAl-based Alloys Containing Mn and Cu Studied by Positron Annihilation

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    2003-01-01

    The defects and electron densities in Ti50Al50, Ti50Al48Mn2 and Ti50Al48Cu2 alloys have been studied by positron lifetime measurements. The results show that the free electron density in the bulk of binary TiAl alloy is lower than that of pure Ti or Al metal. The open volume of defects on the grain boundaries of binary TiAl alloy is larger than that of a monovacancy of Al metal. The additions of Mn and Cu into Ti-rich TiAl alloy will increase the free electron densities in the bulk and the grain boundary simultaneously, since one Mn atom or Cu atom which occupies the Al atom site provides more free electrons participating metallic bonds than those provided by an Al atom. It is also found the free electron density in the grain boundary of Ti50Al48Cu2 is higher than that of Ti50Al48Mn2 alloy, while the free electron density in the bulk of Ti50Al48Cu2 is lower than that of Ti50Al48Mn2 alloy. The behaviors of Mn and Cu atoms in TiAl alloy have been discussed.

  5. Annealing effects on the electrical resistivity of AuAl thin films alloys

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    Maldonado, R.D., E-mail: rubdoming@live.com.mx [Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN Unidad Merida, Depto. de Fisica Aplicada, Km. 6 Antigua Carretera a Progreso 97310, Merida, Yucatan (Mexico); Oliva, A.I.; Corona, J.E. [Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN Unidad Merida, Depto. de Fisica Aplicada, Km. 6 Antigua Carretera a Progreso 97310, Merida, Yucatan (Mexico)

    2009-08-15

    Au/Al bilayer (50-250-nm thickness) thin films were deposited by thermal evaporation on p-type silicon (1 0 0) substrates. The formed Au/Al/Si systems were annealed from room temperature (RT) to 400 deg. C to form AuAl/Si alloys. Two groups of AuAl alloys were analyzed. The first group was prepared as a function of the atomic concentration and the second group was prepared as a function of thickness. The morphology and crystalline structure of the alloys were analyzed by AFM and X-ray diffraction techniques, respectively. The electrical resistivities of the AuAl alloys were measured by the four-probe technique. The first group of thin AuAl alloys presented segregations as a consequence of the annealing treatment and the atomic concentration; meanwhile, the electrical resistivity showed abrupt changes as a consequence of changing the atomic concentration. In the second group a monotonically increment in the grain size was found meanwhile for thickness below 100 nm the electrical resistivity presented important differences as compared with the before annealing process.

  6. Electronic properties and superconductivity of rapidly quenched Al-Si alloys

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    Chevrier, J.; Pavuna, D.; Cyrot-Lackmann, F.

    1987-12-15

    We present detailed studies of electronic properties of Al-Si alloys prepared in a nonequilibrium state by means of rapid solidification. The quenched alloys exhibit an enhanced superconducting transition temperature up to 6.2 K in an Al--Si 30 at. % alloy as well as an increased thermal slope of resistivity. Using differential scanning calorimetry, a large enthalpy variation (..delta..H = 4.1 kJ/mole for Al--Si 30 at. %) has been measured during the irreversible transition from the non- equilibrium state to the equilibrium one. This is mainly attributed to the energy difference between the metallic state of silicon atoms trapped in fcc aluminum matrix during quenching and the usual covalent state of silicon precipitates in an equilibrium state. This large energy difference is presented as the origin of a lattice instability which softens the phonon spectrum and gives rise to a stronger electron-phonon coupling. This appears to be a characteristic property of nonequilibrium Al-Si solid solutions, which is associated with the metallic state of silicon atoms. An interpretation of the T/sub c/ enhancement is proposed for both Al-Si and Al-Ge alloys based on the phonon softening in these nonequilibrium crystalline alloys.

  7. Development of weldable, corrosion-resistant iron-aluminide (FeAl) alloys

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    Maziasz, P.J.; Goodwin, G.M.; Wang, X.L.; Alexander, D.J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1997-04-01

    A boron-microalloyed FeAl alloy (Fe-36Al-0.2Mo-0.05Zr-0.13C, at.%, with 100-400 appm B) with improved weldability and mechanical properties was developed in FY 1994. A new scale-up and industry technology development phase for this work began in FY 1995, pursuing two parallel paths. One path was developing monolithic FeAl component and application technology, and the other was developing coating/cladding technology for alloy steels, stainless steels and other Fe-Cr-Ni alloys. In FY 1995, it was found that cast FeAl alloys had good strength at 700-750{degrees}C, and some (2.5%) ductility in air at room-temperature. Hot-extruded FeAl with refined grain size was found to have ductility and to also have good impact-toughness at room-temperature. Further, it was discovered that powder-metallurgy (P/M) FeAl, consolidated by direct hot-extrusion at 950-1000{degrees}C to have an ultra fine-grained microstructure, had the highest ductility, strength and impact-toughness ever seen in such intermetallic alloys.

  8. Annealing effects on the electrical resistivity of AuAl thin films alloys

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    Au/Al bilayer (50-250-nm thickness) thin films were deposited by thermal evaporation on p-type silicon (1 0 0) substrates. The formed Au/Al/Si systems were annealed from room temperature (RT) to 400 deg. C to form AuAl/Si alloys. Two groups of AuAl alloys were analyzed. The first group was prepared as a function of the atomic concentration and the second group was prepared as a function of thickness. The morphology and crystalline structure of the alloys were analyzed by AFM and X-ray diffraction techniques, respectively. The electrical resistivities of the AuAl alloys were measured by the four-probe technique. The first group of thin AuAl alloys presented segregations as a consequence of the annealing treatment and the atomic concentration; meanwhile, the electrical resistivity showed abrupt changes as a consequence of changing the atomic concentration. In the second group a monotonically increment in the grain size was found meanwhile for thickness below 100 nm the electrical resistivity presented important differences as compared with the before annealing process.

  9. Evolution of Fe Bearing Intermetallics During DC Casting and Homogenization of an Al-Mg-Si Al Alloy

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    Kumar, S.; Grant, P. S.; O'Reilly, K. A. Q.

    2016-04-01

    The evolution of iron (Fe) bearing intermetallics (Fe-IMCs) during direct chill casting and homogenization of a grain-refined 6063 aluminum-magnesium-silicon (Al-Mg-Si) alloy has been studied. The as-cast and homogenized microstructure contained Fe-IMCs at the grain boundaries and within Al grains. The primary α-Al grain size, α-Al dendritic arm spacing, IMC particle size, and IMC three-dimensional (3D) inter-connectivity increased from the edge to the center of the as-cast billet; both α c-AlFeSi and β-AlFeSi Fe-IMCs were identified, and overall α c-AlFeSi was predominant. For the first time in industrial billets, the different Fe-rich IMCs have been characterized into types based on their 3D chemistry and morphology. Additionally, the role of β-AlFeSi in nucleating Mg2Si particles has been identified. After homogenization, α c-AlFeSi predominated across the entire billet cross section, with marked changes in the 3D morphology and strong reductions in inter-connectivity, both supporting a recovery in alloy ductility.

  10. Evolution of Fe Bearing Intermetallics During DC Casting and Homogenization of an Al-Mg-Si Al Alloy

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    Kumar, S.; Grant, P. S.; O'Reilly, K. A. Q.

    2016-06-01

    The evolution of iron (Fe) bearing intermetallics (Fe-IMCs) during direct chill casting and homogenization of a grain-refined 6063 aluminum-magnesium-silicon (Al-Mg-Si) alloy has been studied. The as-cast and homogenized microstructure contained Fe-IMCs at the grain boundaries and within Al grains. The primary α-Al grain size, α-Al dendritic arm spacing, IMC particle size, and IMC three-dimensional (3D) inter-connectivity increased from the edge to the center of the as-cast billet; both α c-AlFeSi and β-AlFeSi Fe-IMCs were identified, and overall α c-AlFeSi was predominant. For the first time in industrial billets, the different Fe-rich IMCs have been characterized into types based on their 3D chemistry and morphology. Additionally, the role of β-AlFeSi in nucleating Mg2Si particles has been identified. After homogenization, α c-AlFeSi predominated across the entire billet cross section, with marked changes in the 3D morphology and strong reductions in inter-connectivity, both supporting a recovery in alloy ductility.

  11. Role of diffusional coherency strain theory in the discontinuous precipitation in Mg–Al alloy

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    K T Kashyap; C Ramachandra; M Sujatha; B Chatterji

    2000-02-01

    Discontinuous precipitation (DP) occurs in many alloy systems under certain conditions. It is called discontinuous precipitation because precipitation occurs on prior matrix grain boundaries followed by grain boundary movement. The DP nodule consists of alternate lamellae of the precipitate and the matrix respectively. The chemical driving force for DP is one of solute supersaturation. Although solute supersaturation is responsible for precipitation, it has to be coupled with another driving force to explain grain boundary migration. This coupling driving force has been identified to be diffusional coherency strain which has been verified to be active in diffusion induced grain boundary migration and liquid film migration. To test diffusional coherency strain theory for discontinuous precipitation Mg–7Al and Mg–7Al–1Pb alloys were studied. While the fraction transformed was high at 6% in Mg–7Al alloy, it was significantly low at 2% in Mg–7Al–1Pb alloy. The velocity of DP nodules decreased by half in alloy with Pb as compared to the alloy without Pb. Theoretical calculations also predict that the misfit parameter th decreases with the addition of Pb. These observations are an evidence to the fact that diffusional coherency strain is the most active driving force for the movement of the grain boundaries of the DP nodules during discontinuous precipitation in Mg–Al alloy.

  12. Aging phenomena of rapidly solidified Al-4mass%Cu-Cr alloys

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    The Al-4mass%Cu-(0--4.5)mass%Cr alloys were prepared by chill-casting, and their heat-resisting properties were examined. The amount of solute Cr quenched in Al-4%Cu alloy was about 1.5% at maximum. Resistance to over-aging was markedly increased with increasing amount of solute Cr, when the alloys were subjected to usual heat-treatments: that is, homogenization at 793K after chill-casting, water-quenching, aging at 473K and subsequent over-aging at 623K. This phenomenon would mainly be attributed to the fact that theta' formed during pre-aging became very stable both in the amount and the size, as the amount of solute Cr increased. The chill-cast Al-4%Cu-2%Cr alloy was thought to be superior to commercial heat-resisting 2219 alloy. The over-aged structures of Cr contained alloys were in detail discussed, in comparison with those of Mn contained alloys. (author)

  13. Welding and mechanical properties of cast FAPY (Fe-16 at. % Al-based) alloy slabs

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    Sikka, V.K.; Goodwin, G.M.; Alexander, D.J.; Howell, C.R.

    1995-08-01

    The low-aluminum-content iron-aluminum program deals with the development of a Fe-Al alloy with aluminum content such as a produce the minimum environmental effect at room temperature. The FAPY is an Fe-16 at. % Al-based alloy developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory as the highest aluminum-containing alloy with essentially no environmental effect. The chemical composition for FAPY in weight percent is: aluminum = 8.46, chromium = 5.50, zirconium = 0.20, carbon = 0.03, molybdenum = 2.00, yttrium = 0.10, and iron = 83.71. The cast ingots of the alloy can be hot worked by extrusion, forging, and rolling processes. The hot- worked cast structure can be cold worked with intermediate anneals at 800{degrees}C. Typical room-temperature ductility of the fine-grained wrought structure is 20 to 25% for this alloy. In contrast to the wrought structure, the cast ductility at room temperature is approximately 1% with a transition temperature of approximately 100 to 150{degrees}C, above which ductility values exceed 20%. The alloy has been melted and processed into bar, sheet, and foil. The alloy has also been cast into slabs, step-blocks of varying thicknesses, and shapes. The purpose of this section is to describe the welding response of cast slabs of three different thicknesses of FAPY alloy. Tensile, creep, and Charpy-impact data of the welded plates are also presented.

  14. Influences of Yttrium on Adhesion of Oxide Scale of Fe-Cr-Al Alloy

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    辛丽; 李美栓; 周龙江; 王福会; 李铁藩

    2001-01-01

    The 1100 ℃ isothermal oxidation behavior of Fe-23Cr-5Al alloy modified by yttrium addition was studied by means of thermogravimetric analysis, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray analysis. Yttrium was added to this alloy in the forms of metallic addition, yttrium oxide and ion implant. Cracking and spalling occurred on the convoluted scale formed on Y-free alloy and exposed the substrate. A flat dense scale without spallation was formed on the yttrium alloying addition or yttrium oxide dispersion alloy. The scale adhesion was also improved by 1×1017Y+/cm2-implantation. The results indicate the convoluted morphology of the scale on Fe-23Cr-5Al-0.21Ti alloy is related to the growth mechanism of the alumina scale, and the spallation of the scale is related to sulfur segregation at the scale/alloy interface. The main reason that the adhesion of alumina scale is improved by yttrium addition lies in the following. Yttrium is liable to form a stable yttrium sulfide with sulfur in the alloy and prevent sulfur interface from segregation. Another reason is that the growth mechanism of alumina scale is changed by yttrium addition.

  15. Property enhancement of orthorhombic Ti2AlNb-based intermetallic alloys

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    This paper provides an overview of our research efforts aimed at improving the room and high temperature mechanical properties of an orthorhombic Ti2AlNb-based Ti-22Al-27Nb intermetallic alloy by the microstructural and compositional modifications, and the dispersion of fine TiB particulates. Challenges in each of the activities is highlighted and discussed. (orig.)

  16. Site occupancy of Fe in ternary Ni75-Fe+Al25- alloys

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    B Annie D'Santhoshini; S N Kaul

    2003-03-01

    The results of a detailed structural and magnetic study clearly indicate that regardless of the thermal history of the samples, Fe has a strong preference for the Ni sites in Ni-poor (non-stoichiometric) Ni75Al25 alloys. Fe substitution has a profound effect on the nature of magnetism in Ni75Al25.

  17. Development of powder metallurgy 2XXX series Al alloys for high temperature aircraft structural applications

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    Chellman, D. J.

    1984-01-01

    The objective of the present investigation was to improve the strength and fracture toughness combination of P/M 2124 Al alloys in accordance with NASA program goals for damage tolerance and fatigue resistance. Two (2) P/M compositions based on Al-3.70 Cu-1.85 Mg-0.20 Mn with 0.12 and 0.60 wt. pct. Zr were selected for investigation. The rapid solidification rates produced by atomization were observed to prohibit the precipitation of coarse, primary Al3Zr in both alloys. A major portion of the Zr precipitated as finely distributed, coherent Al3Zr phases during vacuum preheating and solution heat treatment. The proper balance between Cu and Mg contents eliminated undissolved, soluble constituents such as Al2CuMg and Al2Cu during atomization. The resultant extruded microstructures produced a unique combination of strength and fracture toughness. An increase in the volume fraction of coherent Al3Zr, unlike incoherent Al20Cu2Mn3 dispersoids, strengthened the P/M Al base alloy either directly by dislocation-precipitate interactions, indirectly by a retardation of recrystallization, or a combination of both mechanisms. Furthermore, coherent Al3Zr does not appear to degrade toughness to the extent that incoherent Al20Cu2Mn3 does. Consequently, the addition of 0.60 wt. pct. Zr to the base alloy, incorporated with a 774K (935 F) solution heat treatment temperature, produces an alloy which exceeds all tensile property and fracture toughness goals for damage tolerant and fatigue resistant applications in the naturally aged condition.

  18. Cooling rate and chemical composition influence on structure of Al-Si-Cu alloys

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    M. Krupiński*, K. Labisz, Z. Rdzawski, M. Pawlyta

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of this work is to perform the investigation of cooling rate influence as well as rare earth metals modification on microstructure of the AC-AlSi7Cu3Mg and AC-AlSi12CuNiMg cast aluminium alloys. In the work also artificial neural networks were applied for investigations of the influence of the alloying additives on the properties of the AC-4XXX alloy.Design/methodology/approach: In the work the thermo – derivative analysis was applied for the reason to determine changes occurred in the Al-Si-Cu alloy caused by cooling rate change in a range between 0.1 and 1.4°C/s as well chemical composition of the investigated alloy. Also artificial neural networks were applied for prediction of the chemical composition and heat treatment parameters and influence on mechanical properties of the investigated aluminium alloys.Findings: The performed investigation are discussed for the reason of an possible improvement of thermal and structural properties of the alloy.Practical implications: The aim of the carried out investigations was to work out a computer aided tool for prediction of mechanical properties on the basis of registered parameters during the technological process as well as controlling the process in real time, which can be useful for foundry and cast industry for achieving of material with assumed properties.Originality/value: Chemical composition and cooling rate applied for the alloy influences the crystallisation process of the phases and eutectics, and that fore also the microstructure and determines at the same time the properties of these aluminium alloys. The achieved results can be used also for liquid metal processing in science and industry and obtaining of a required alloy microstructure and properties influenced by a proper production conditions. The determination of the technological process parameters as well chemical composition allows it to predict the material properties.

  19. Growth of Fe2Al5 phase on pure iron hot-dipped in Al-Mg-Si alloy melt with Fe in solution

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    We have examined the growth and morphology of the Fe-Al alloy layer (Fe2Al5-η and FeAl3-θ phases) on pure Fe sheets hot-dipped at 750°C in an Al-8.2Mg-4.8Si-Fe (wt.%) and Al-Fe alloy melts which are saturated with Fe where the effect of Fe dissolution from the solid Fe can be eliminated. In both the Al-Mg-Si-Fe and Al-Fe melts, the total thickness of Fe sheets increased during the dipping, indicating that the diffusion of Al from the melt side is dominant in the growth of the Fe-Al alloy layer. The growth rate constant of the η phase layer in the both melts was close to 0.5 while the growth rate in the Al-Mg-Si-Fe alloy melt was approximately one order of magnitude slower than that in the Al-Fe melt. The θ phase layer appeared continuous in the Al-Mg-Si-Fe alloy melt, whereas the layer was discontinuous in the Al-Fe melt. The sluggish growth of the η phase layer in the Al-Mg-Si-Fe alloy melt is discussed. (author)

  20. Diode laser surface modification of Ti6Al4V alloy to improve erosion wear resistance

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    A. Lisiecki

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Purpose of this paper : The purpose of the study was to develop new laser alloying technologyproviding high erosion wear resistance of the working surfaces of blades made of titanium alloy Ti6Al4V.Design/methodology/approach: High power diode laser HPDL with a rectangular laser beam spot ofmultimode and uniform intensity of laser radiation was applied in the process of laser surface modification of thetitanium alloy Ti6Al4V. During the laser surface remelting and alloying of the titanium alloy in argon and nitrogenatmospheres, surface layers of high hardness and significantly higher erosion wear resistant, compared with thebase material of titanium alloy Ti6Al4V, were produced.Findings: The surface layers are composites of titanium nitrides participations in the titanium alloy matrix.Hardness of the surface layers and erosion wear resistance depends strongly on parameters of laser processing andon the partial pressure of nitrogen in the gas mixture of nitrogen-argon atmosphere.Research limitations/implications: The most critical parameter of the functional quality of titanium alloyblades of turbofan engine and steam turbines is the fatigue strength, therefore further investigations are required todetermine the fatigue strength and also internal stresses in the nitrided surface layers.Practical implications: The novel technology of high power diode laser surface modification of the titaniumalloy Ti6Al4V can be applied to produce erosion wear resistant and long lifetime surface layers of turbofan engineblades and steam turbine blades.Originality/value: The laser surface modification of titanium alloy by the high power diode laser with therectangular laser beam spot of multimode and uniform intensity of laser radiation is very profitable in a case oflaser surface remelting and alloying because the treated surface is heated uniformly, so uniform penetration depthand uniform thickness of the surface layer can be achieved, as opposed from

  1. Understanding the Origins of Intergranular Corrosion in Copper-Containing Al-Mg-Si Alloys

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    Kairy, Shravan K.; Alam, Talukder; Rometsch, Paul A.; Davies, Chris H. J.; Banerjee, Raj; Birbilis, Nick

    2016-03-01

    A definitive understanding of the mechanism of intergranular corrosion (IGC) in under-aged (UA) Cu-containing Al-Mg-Si alloys has not been clear to date. The grain boundary microstructure and chemistry in an UA Cu-containing Al-Mg-Si alloy were characterized by coupling atom probe tomography and scanning transmission electron microscopy. The rapid formation of an ultra-thin wetting Cu layer and discrete Q-phase (Al4Cu2Mg8Si7) precipitates along the grain boundaries, and a precipitate-free zone adjacent to the grain boundaries in the UA condition contribute to IGC.

  2. The microstructure and mechanical properties of Al-containing 9Cr ODS ferritic alloy

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    Zhang, Guangming [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL 61801 (United States); Zhou, Zhangjian, E-mail: zhouzhj@mater.ustb.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Mo, Kun [Nuclear Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Wang, Pinghuai [Fusion Reactor & Materials Division, Southwestern Institute of Physics, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041 (China); Miao, Yinbin [Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL 61801 (United States); Li, Shaofu; Wang, Man [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Liu, Xiang [Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL 61801 (United States); Gong, Mengqiang [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Almer, Jonathan [X-ray Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Stubbins, James F. [Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL 61801 (United States)

    2015-11-05

    In this study, a 9Cr oxide-dispersion strengthened (ODS) alloy with additional corrosion resistant element Al was fabricated by mechanical alloying (MA) and hot pressing (HP) to explore the impact of Al on the microstructure and mechanical property of a 9Cr ODS alloy. It is found that the Al completely dissolved into the Fe–Cr matrix after milling for 30 h. The minor phases in the Al-containing 9Cr ODS ferritic alloy were investigated by a high-energy X-ray, and were identified to be orthorhombic-YAlO{sub 3} (YAP), bcc-Y{sub 3}Al{sub 5}O{sub 12} (YAG), monoclinic-Al{sub 2}Y{sub 4}O{sub 9} (YAM), and hexagonal-YAlO{sub 3} (YAH). These phases were further confirmed by selected area diffraction pattern (SADP), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). In addition, their volume fractions were also calculated from the integrated intensities. According to the analysis of the particles and their formation sequences, the larger particles (greater than 100 nm) are identified as mainly YAG and Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} particles, while the particles with small size (less than 30 nm) are likely primarily YAM, YAH, and YAP particles. The yielding strength (YS) and ultimate tensile strength (UTS) at RT are 563 MPa and 744 MPa, respectively, while the YS and UTS at 700 °C are 245 MPa and 276 MPa, respectively. Although the addition Al in ODS alloys decreases the strength at RT, the values at high temperature are similar to those obtained for 9Cr ODS alloys strengthened by fine Y–Ti–O particles. - Graphical abstract: Synchrotron X-ray diffraction line profile of the 9CrAl ODS alloy; (Ferrite matrix phases, along with minor phases, orthorhombic YAlO{sub 3} (yttrium aluminum perovskite, YAP), bcc Y{sub 3}Al{sub 5}O{sub 12} (yttrium aluminum garnet, YAG), monoclinic Al{sub 2}Y{sub 4}O{sub 9} (yttrium aluminum monoclinic, YAM), and hexagonal YAlO{sub 3} (yttium aluminum hexagonal, YAH) were recognized.). - Highlights: • The

  3. Precipitation behaviour of a ferritic FeNiAl alloy under irradiation

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    Coarsening of coherent NiAl (β') precipitates in a ferritic Fe-8.3Al-3.ONi-O.1Nb (at.%) alloy was investigated during thermal annealing and during irradiation with 6.2 MeV protons at temperatures from 673 K to 973 K. The matrix concentration of Ni and Al was traced by resistivity measurements while the growth of the precipitates was studied quantitatively by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Additional Vickershardness measurements gave information on precipitation strengthening in the alloy. (orig.)

  4. Effect of TBC on oxidation behaviour of γ-TiAl based alloy

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    G. Moskal

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of the research was identification of the influence of TBC coating system on oxidation resistance of TiAl based alloy during oxidation at temperature of 900°C and 950°C for 500h and 200h respectively.Design/methodology/approach: The APS technique was used to modify and improvement of oxidation resistance of TiAl intermetallic alloy. As a bond coat the NiCrAlY overlay coating was applied. The bond-coat provided a good bonding strength between matrix and ceramic top coat. T...

  5. Research on investment casting of TiAl alloy agitator treated by HIP and HT

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    Li, Zhen-Xi; Huang, Dong; Nan, Hai

    2007-01-01

    Using TiAl alloy to substitute superalloy is a hot topic in aeroengine industry because of its low density,high elevated temperature strength, and anti-oxidization ability. In this research, Ti-47.5AL-2Cr-2Nb-0.2B alloy was used as the test material. By applying a combination process of ceramic shell mold and core making, vacuum arc melting and centrifugal pouring, and heat isostatic pressing (HIP) and heat treatment (HT) etc., the TiAl vortex agitator casting for aeroengine was successfully ...

  6. The microstructure and mechanical properties of Al-containing 9Cr ODS ferritic alloy

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    In this study, a 9Cr oxide-dispersion strengthened (ODS) alloy with additional corrosion resistant element Al was fabricated by mechanical alloying (MA) and hot pressing (HP) to explore the impact of Al on the microstructure and mechanical property of a 9Cr ODS alloy. It is found that the Al completely dissolved into the Fe–Cr matrix after milling for 30 h. The minor phases in the Al-containing 9Cr ODS ferritic alloy were investigated by a high-energy X-ray, and were identified to be orthorhombic-YAlO3 (YAP), bcc-Y3Al5O12 (YAG), monoclinic-Al2Y4O9 (YAM), and hexagonal-YAlO3 (YAH). These phases were further confirmed by selected area diffraction pattern (SADP), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). In addition, their volume fractions were also calculated from the integrated intensities. According to the analysis of the particles and their formation sequences, the larger particles (greater than 100 nm) are identified as mainly YAG and Al2O3 particles, while the particles with small size (less than 30 nm) are likely primarily YAM, YAH, and YAP particles. The yielding strength (YS) and ultimate tensile strength (UTS) at RT are 563 MPa and 744 MPa, respectively, while the YS and UTS at 700 °C are 245 MPa and 276 MPa, respectively. Although the addition Al in ODS alloys decreases the strength at RT, the values at high temperature are similar to those obtained for 9Cr ODS alloys strengthened by fine Y–Ti–O particles. - Graphical abstract: Synchrotron X-ray diffraction line profile of the 9CrAl ODS alloy; (Ferrite matrix phases, along with minor phases, orthorhombic YAlO3 (yttrium aluminum perovskite, YAP), bcc Y3Al5O12 (yttrium aluminum garnet, YAG), monoclinic Al2Y4O9 (yttrium aluminum monoclinic, YAM), and hexagonal YAlO3 (yttium aluminum hexagonal, YAH) were recognized.). - Highlights: • The Al-containing 9Cr ODS ferritic alloy was firstly fabricated by MA and HP. • The precipitates were

  7. Positron annihilation study of precipitation in the 2219 Al-Cu alloy

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    A positron annihilation study of the 2219 Al-Cu alloy shows the existence of at least three families of positron traps: a) vacancies in pure Al around GP1 zones, b) vacancies inside GP2 zones, c) dislocations in the misfit region around semecoherent and incoherent precipitates. The decomposition of the alloy, obtained by isothermal ageing, is observed by measuring the variations of the fraction of positrons trapped in each family. The analysis of the data gives quantitative information on the dissolution of GP1 zones and on the transformation of GP2 zones in semicoherent precipitates θ' (CuAl2). (orig.)

  8. Rapidly solidified hypereutectic Al-Si alloys prepared by powder hot extrusion

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    2002-01-01

    Rapidly solidified hypereutectic Al-Si alloys were prepared by powder hot extrusion. By eliminating vacuum degassing procedure, the fabrication routine was simplified. The tensile fracture mechanisms at room temperature and elevated temperature were investigated by SEM fractography. Compared with KS282 casting material, the tensile strength of rapidly solidified Al-Si alloy is greatly improved due to silicon particles refining while its density and coefficient of thermal expansion are lower than those of KS282. The wear resistance of RS AlSi is better than that of KS282.

  9. Fabrication and characterization of nanocrystalline Al/Al12(Fe,V)3Si alloys by consolidation of mechanically alloyed powders

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    Hamid Ashrafi; Rahmatollah Emadi; Mohammad Hosein Enayati

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to produce bulk nanocrystalline Al/Al12(Fe,V)3Si alloys by mechanical alloying (MA) and subsequent hot pressing (HP) of elemental powders. A nanostructured Al-based solid solution was formed by MA of elemental powders for 60 h. After HP of the as-milled powders at 550°C for 20 min, the Al12(Fe,V)3Si phase was precipitated in a nanocrystalline Al matrix. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images of the bulk samples represented a homogeneous and uniform microstructure that was superior to those previously obtained by rapid solidification–powder metallurgy (RS–PM). Nanostructured Al−8.5Fe−1.3V−1.7Si and Al−11.6Fe−1.3V−2.3Si alloys ex-hibited high HV hardness values of~205 and~254, respectively, which are significantly higher than those reported for the RS–PM counter-parts.

  10. Electrochemical corrosion behavior and elasticity properties of Ti-6Al-xFe alloys for biomedical applications.

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    Lu, Jinwen; Zhao, Yongqing; Niu, Hongzhi; Zhang, Yusheng; Du, Yuzhou; Zhang, Wei; Huo, Wangtu

    2016-05-01

    The present study is to investigate the microstructural characteristics, electrochemical corrosion behavior and elasticity properties of Ti-6Al-xFe alloys with Fe addition for biomedical application, and Ti-6Al-4V alloy with two-phase (α+β) microstructure is also studied as a comparison. Microstructural characterization reveals that the phase and crystal structure are sensitive to the Fe content. Ti-6Al alloy displays feather-like hexagonal α phase, and Ti-6Al-1Fe exhibits coarse lath structure of hexagonal α phase and a small amount of β phase. Ti-6Al-2Fe and Ti-6Al-4Fe alloys are dominated by elongated, equiaxed α phase and retained β phase, but the size of α phase particle in Ti-6Al-4Fe alloy is much smaller than that in Ti-6Al-2Fe alloy. The corrosion resistance of these alloys is determined in SBF solution at 37 °C. It is found that the alloys spontaneously form a passive oxide film on their surface after immersion for 500 s, and then they are stable for polarizations up to 0 VSCE. In comparison with Ti-6Al and Ti-6Al-4V alloys, Ti-6Al-xFe alloys exhibit better corrosion resistance with lower anodic current densities, larger polarization resistances and higher open-circuit potentials. The passive layers show stable characteristics, and the wide frequency ranges displaying capacitive characteristics occur for high iron contents. Elasticity experiments are performed to evaluate the elasticity property at room temperature. Ti-6Al-4Fe alloy has the lowest Young's modulus (112 GPa) and exhibits the highest strength/modulus ratios as large as 8.6, which is similar to that of c.p. Ti (8.5). These characteristics of Ti-6Al-xFe alloys form the basis of a great potential to be used as biomedical implantation materials. PMID:26952395

  11. Investigation on Exfoliation Corrosion and Neutral Salt Spray Corrosion Resistanceof Al-6Mg Alloy with Addition of Scandium

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    WANG Yue

    2004-01-01

    Al-6Mg-Sc alloy was prepared by means of melting-casting. Corrosionresistance of Al-6Mg-Sc alloy was studied in exfoliation corrosion and Neutral Salt Spray Test. Microstructure of the Al-6Mg-Sc alloy was investigated by using optical microscope and transmission electron micrograph( TEM ). It was found that additionof scandium served as a potent grain refiner, resulting a homogeneous, dispersed distribution of β-phrase in microstructure of the alloys. The discontinuous precipitation of β-phrase in grain boundaries therefore highly improved corrosion resistance of the alloys.

  12. EFFECT OF Si ON THE MICROSTRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THE Al-4.5%Cu ALLOYS

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    N. Han; X.F. Bian; Z.K. Li; T. Mao; C.D. Wang

    2006-01-01

    The effect of Si on the microstructure and mechanical properties of binary Al-4.5% Cu alloy has been investigated. The results show that the addition of Si does not have any effect on alloy strength; however, it decreases the ductility of the as-cast Al-4.5% Cu alloy. It is obvious that after T4 heat treatment, the microstructure and mechanical properties of Al-4.5% Cu-Si alloys are improved, especially for the alloy with an Si addition of 2%.

  13. Hot rolling of intermetallics FeAl phase based alloys

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    G. Niewielski

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The one of major problem restricting universal employment of intermetallic phase base alloy istheir low plasticity which leads to hampering their development as construction materials. The following workconcentrates on possibilities to form through rolling process the alloys with various aluminium content.Design/methodology/approach: After casting and annealing, alloy specimens were subjected to axialsymmetriccompression at temperatures ranging from 900 to 1200°C at 10 s-1 strain rates. In order to analyse theprocesses which take place during deformation, the specimens after deformation were intensely cooled with water.Structural examination was carried out using light microscopy. The process was conducted on the K -350 quartorolling mill used for hot rolling of flat products. The process was conducted in some stages in at temperaturesranging from 1200-900°C:Findings: The research carried out enabled the understanding of the phenomena taking place during hot rolling ofthe investigated alloy. An alloy with 38%at. aluminium concentration can be plastically formed at a temperature of upto 900°C, which has been also confirmed in plastometric studies conducted in the form of hot compression tests.Research limitations/implications:Practical implications: The obtained sheets can be used as constructional elements working in complex stressfields, at a high temperature and corrosive environmentsOriginality/value: The tests have shown that it is possible to form the investigated alloys through rolling processingonly where shields are applied. Rolling of the alloys without shields led to the occurrence of a grid of cracks.

  14. Oxidation Behaviour of Sputtered Ni-3Cr-20Al Alloy

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    2000-01-01

    The oxidation behavior of sputtered Ni-3Cr-20Al coating at 900°C in air was investigated. A dense Al2O3 layer was formed on the sputtered Ni-3Cr-20Al coating after 200 h oxidation.However, owing to the segregation of Ni3Al during oxidation Focess at high temperature, the spinel NiAl2O4 was also formed in the Al2O3 layer. It was found that the formation of NiAl2O4had no detrimental effect on the oxidation resistance of the sputtered Ni-3Cr-20Al coating due to the excellent adhesion shown by the Al2O3 and NiAl2O4 complex oxide scale.

  15. Intermetallic phase particles in cast AlSi5Cu1Mg and AlCu4Ni2Mg2 aluminium alloys

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    G. Mrówka-Nowotnik

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: In the technical Al alloys even small quantity of impurities - Fe and Mn - causes the formation of new phase components. Intermetallic particles form either on solidification or whilst the alloy is at a relatively high temperature in the solid state, e.g. during homogenization, solution treatment or recrystallization. The exact composition of the alloy and casting condition will directly influence the selection and volume fraction of intermetallic phases. The main objective of this study was to analyze the morphology and composition of complex microstructure of intermetallic phases in cast AlSi5Cu1Mg and AlCu4Ni2Mg2 aluminium alloys.Design/methodology/approach: In this study, several methods were used such as: optical light microscopy (LM, scanning (SEM electron microscopy in combination with X-ray analysis (EDS using polished sample, and X-ray diffraction (XRD to identify intermetallics in cast AlSi5Cu1Mg and AlCu4Ni2Mg2 aluminum alloys.Findings: The results show that the microstructure of cast AlSi5Cu1Mg and AlCu4Ni2Mg2 aluminum alloys in T6 condition consisted a wide range of intermetallic phases. By using various instruments (LM, SEM, XRD and techniques (imagine, EDS following intermetallic phases were identified: β-Al5FeSi, α-Al15(FeMn3Si - in AlSi5Cu1Mg alloy and Al7Cu4Ni, Al12Cu23Ni, Al2CuMg, AlCuFeNi - in AlCu4Ni2Mg2 alloy.Research limitations/implications: In order to complete and confirm obtained results it is recommended to perform further analysis of the investigated aluminium alloys. Therefore it is planned to include in a next studies, microstructure analysis of the alloys by using transmission electron microscopy technique (TEM.Practical implications: Since the morphology, crystallography and chemical composition affect the intermetallic properties, what involves changes of alloy properties, from a practical point of view it is important to understand their formation conditions in order to control final constituents of

  16. Wettability of TiAl alloy melt on ceramic moulds in electromagnetic field

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    LI Bang-sheng; LIU Ai-hui; NAN Hai; BI Wei-sheng; GUO Jing-jie; FU Heng-zhi

    2008-01-01

    In the electromagnetic field, the wettability between Ti50Al alloy melt and oxide ceramic moulds was studied by the self-designed measuring apparatus. The thermodynamic and kinetic laws and mechanism on wetting were studied systematically. The results show that in the electromagnetic field, the order of contact angles for the molten Ti50Al alloy for the eight oxide materials is θ(Y2O3)θ(ZrO2(Y2O3))θ(ZrO2(CaO))θ(CaO)θ(ZrO2(MgO))θ(Al2O3)θ(Zircon)θ(MgO). The wetting process of Ti50Al alloy and ceramic moulds includes the nonreactive wetting at the first stage, and the reactive wetting at the final stage. And the higher the ceramic chemical stability, the longer the nonreactive wetting time.

  17. Preparation and Properties of Mg-Cu-Y-Al bulk Amorphous Alloys

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    Pryds, Nini; Eldrup, Morten Mostgaard; Ohnuma, M.; Pedersen, Allan Schrøder; Hattel, J.; Linderoth, Søren

    2000-01-01

    Bulk amorphous (Mg(1-gamma)Al(gamma))(60)CU(30)Y(10) alloys were prepared using a relatively simple technique of rapid cooling of the melt in a copper wedge mould. The temperature vs, time was recorded during the cooling and solidification process of the melt and compared with a spacial and......-ray diffraction (XRD) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) for different alloy compositions and annealing temperatures. On annealing into the supercooled liquid state (441 K), specimens with no Al content remain basically amorphous while nanoparticles are formed and remain stable also at higher...... temperatures in specimens containing a few percent Al. The alloy with no Al crystallises apparently without the formation of nanoparticles. The critical cooling rate for the formation of an amorphous Mg(60)CU(30)Y(10) specimen was determined experimentally by a combination of DSC data and temperature vs, time...

  18. Kinetic Equation for Internal Oxidation of Cu-Al Alloy Spheres

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    SONG Kexing; GAO Jianxin; XU Xiaofeng; LI Peiquan; TIAN Baohong; GUO Xiuhua

    2007-01-01

    The kinetics of internal oxidation of Cu-Al alloy spheres, containing up to 2.214% mole fraction Al was investigated in the temperature range 1 023 K to 1 273 K, and the depth of internal oxidation was measured in the microscopy. A kinetic equation was derived to describe the internal oxidation of Cu-Al alloy spheres, which was checked experimentally by means of oxidation depth measurements. The results show that the derived equation is exact enough to describe the kinetics of internal oxidation of Cu-Al alloy spheres.Based on this equation and the oxidation depth measurements, the permeability of oxygen in solid copper has been obtained. Investigation also shows that in the process of internal oxidation, there is no evidence for preferential diffusion along grain boundaries.

  19. Research of Mechanical Property Gradient Distribution of Al-Cu Alloy in Centrifugal Casting

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    Sun, Zhi; Sui, Yanwei; Liu, Aihui; Li, Bangsheng; Guo, Jingjie

    Al-Cu alloy castings are obtained using centrifugal casting. The regularity of mechanical property gradient distribution of Al-Cu alloy castings with the same centrifugal radius at different positions is investigated. The result shows that the tensile strength, yield strength, elongation and microscope hardness exhibit the following gradient distribution characteristic — high on both sides and low on the center. The trend of mechanical property gradient distribution of Al-Cu alloy increases with the increase in the rotation speed. Moreover, the mechanical properties of casting centerline two sides have asymmetry. The reason is that the grain size of casting centerline two sides and Al2Cu phase and Cu content change correspondingly.

  20. Brazeability of a 3003 Aluminum alloy with Al-Si-Cu-based filler metals

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    Tsao, L. C.; Weng, W. P.; Cheng, M. D.; Tsao, C. W.; Chuang, T. H.

    2002-08-01

    Al-Si-Cu-based filler metals have been used successfully for brazing 6061 aluminum alloy as reported in the authors’ previous studies. For application in heat exchangers during manufacturing, the brazeability of 3003 aluminum alloy with these filler metals is herein further evaluated. Experimental results show that even at such a low temperature as 550 °C, the 3003 alloys can be brazed with the Al-Si-Cu fillers and display bonding strengths that are higher than 77 MPa as well. An optimized 3003 joint is attained in the brazements with the innovative Al-7Si-20Cu-2Sn-1Mg filler metal at 575 °C for 30 min, which reveals a bonding strength capping the 3003 Al matrix.

  1. The effect of alloy powder morphology on microstructural evolution of hot worked P/M FeAl

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    K. Doniec

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: This paper presents the results of the research focused on the influence of both the starting FeAl alloy powder particle characteristics and the thermomechanical processing parameters on the microstructural evolution of these materials.Design/methodology/approach: Fully-dense FeAl alloy powder compacts were tested in compression on servo-hydraulic Gleeble testing machine, at the temperature range of 700°C to 1100°C, and at strain rates of 0.1 s-1 and 10 s-1. After processing, the microstructure of each deformed specimen was examined using optical microscopy.Findings: Considerable strain rate sensitivity of the investigated alloy was observed, especially with reference to microstructural development. The use of alloy powders in thermomechanical processing of FeAl alloys can substantially enhance the possibility to control both the microstructure and mechanical behavior of these alloys.Research limitations/implications: The influence of starting FeAl alloy powder particle morphology and processing strain rate on the microstructural evolution of investigated alloy was discussed.Practical implications: The results of this research could be directly employed in the design of deformation schedules for the industrial processing of FeAl alloys.Originality/value: FeAl alloy powder morphology influences the thermomechanical processing of P/M FeAl alloys, what was proved in this paper.

  2. Radiation tolerance of neutron-irradiated model Fe-Cr-Al alloys

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    Field, Kevin G.; Hu, Xunxiang; Littrell, Kenneth C.; Yamamoto, Yukinori; Snead, Lance L.

    2015-10-01

    The Fe-Cr-Al alloy system has the potential to form an important class of enhanced accident-tolerant cladding materials in the nuclear power industry owing to the alloy system's higher oxidation resistance in high-temperature steam environments compared with traditional zirconium-based alloys. However, radiation tolerance of Fe-Cr-Al alloys has not been fully established. In this study, a series of Fe-Cr-Al alloys with 10-18 wt % Cr and 2.9-4.9 wt % Al were neutron irradiated at 382 °C to 1.8 dpa to investigate the irradiation-induced microstructural and mechanical property evolution as a function of alloy composition. Dislocation loops with Burgers vector of a/2 and a were detected and quantified. Results indicate precipitation of Cr-rich α‧ is primarily dependent on the bulk chromium composition. Mechanical testing of sub-size-irradiated tensile specimens indicates the hardening response seen after irradiation is dependent on the bulk chromium composition. A structure-property relationship was developed; it indicated that the change in yield strength after irradiation is caused by the formation of these radiation-induced defects and is dominated by the large number density of Cr-rich α‧ precipitates at sufficiently high chromium contents after irradiation.

  3. Database on Performance of Neutron Irradiated FeCrAl Alloys

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    Field, Kevin G. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Briggs, Samuel A. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Littrell, Ken [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Parish, Chad M. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Yamamoto, Yukinori [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    2016-08-01

    The present report summarizes and discusses the database on radiation tolerance for Generation I, Generation II, and commercial FeCrAl alloys. This database has been built upon mechanical testing and microstructural characterization on selected alloys irradiated within the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) up to doses of 13.8 dpa at temperatures ranging from 200°C to 550°C. The structure and performance of these irradiated alloys were characterized using advanced microstructural characterization techniques and mechanical testing. The primary objective of developing this database is to enhance the rapid development of a mechanistic understanding on the radiation tolerance of FeCrAl alloys thereby enabling informed decisions on the optimization of composition and microstructure of FeCrAl alloys for application as an accident tolerant fuel (ATF) cladding. This report is structured to provide a brief summary of critical results related to the database on radiation tolerance of FeCrAl alloys.

  4. Effects of can parameters on canned-forging process of TiAl base alloy(Ⅰ)--Microstructural analyses

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    刘咏; 韦伟峰; 黄伯云; 何双珍; 周科朝; 贺跃辉

    2002-01-01

    By using thermal simulation technique, the conventional canned-forging process of TiAl based alloy was studied. The effect of can parameters on the microstruct ures of TiAl alloy was analyzed in this process. The results show that, the defo rmation microstructure of TiAl based alloy without canning is inhomogeneous. In lateral area, crack and shearing lines can be found; while in central area, fine -grained shearing zone can be found. The effect of can is to reduce the seconda ry tensile stress. However, only when the deformation of the steel can is coinci dental with that of TiAl alloy ingot, can this effect be effective. Moreover, a thick can would enhance the microstructural homogeneity in TiAl based alloy. With the H/D ratio of the ingot increasing, the deformation of TiAl alloy would be more unsteady, therefore, a thicker can should be needed.

  5. Martensitic and magnetic transformation of Co41Ni32Al24Sb3 and Co41Ni32Al27 alloys

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    XU Guo-fu; YIN Zhi-min; LUO Feng-hua; MOU Shen-zhou; K.OIKAWA

    2006-01-01

    The martensitic transformation and magnetic property of Co41Ni32Al27 and Co41Ni32Al24Sb3 alloys were investigated by optical microscopy(OM), scanning electric microscopy(SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy(EDS), X-ray diffractometry (XRD), differential scanning calorimeter analysis(DSC) and vibration sample magnetometer(VSM) methods. The results show that martensitic crystal structure of Co41Ni32Al24Sb3 alloy is still L10 type. Both martensitic transformation temperature Tm and Curie point Tc are in linear relation to quenching temperature. Tm increases by 9 K and Tc increases by 7.5 K for every 10 K increasing in quenched temperature. Quenched from same temperature, Tm of Co41Ni32Al24Sb3 alloy is higher than that of Co41Ni32Al27 alloy by 76 K, meanwhile Tc is higher by 18 K. The melting point of Co-Ni-Al alloy is decreased by the Sb addition, eutectic structure appears in Co41Ni32Al24Sb3 alloy annealed at 1 573 K, which indicates that the alloy is partially melted, whereas Co41Ni32Al27 alloy can be annealed at 1 623 K without melted. The martensitic transformation temperature range of Co41Ni32Al24Sb3 alloy is 22-29 K, only half that of Co41Ni32Al27 alloy. This is a very important result to benefit the achievement of large magnetic field induced strain on Co-Ni-Al based alloy. The results of Tm and Tc were explained by total average s+d electron concentration and magnetic valence number Zm respectively.

  6. Site preference of Hf dopant in Ni3Al alloys: A perturbed angular correlation study

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    Highlights: • PAC revealed that Hf atoms substitute on the Al sites in the Ni3Al alloy. • Hf dopants in Ni3Al induced two tetragonal distortions inside the L12 structure. • DFT calculations using the VASP, confirmed the site preference of Hf on the Al sites. - Abstract: Perturbed angular correlation measurements of the hyperfine interactions of the 181Ta probe in the polycrystalline intermetallic Ni3Al doped with 0.5 and 5 at.% Hf were performed in the temperature range 78-1230 K. The observed local hyperfine fields at the 181Hf/181Ta probe showed that Hf atoms are substituting on Al sites in the L12 structure of Ni3Al. The two minor electric quadrupole interactions that were found for each Ni3Al alloy are discussed taking into account the L12 cubic structure and its two tetragonal distortions: D022 and L60. The presence of two tetragonal transformations of the parent cubic L12 lattice in 0.5 at.% Hf and 5 at.% Hf doped Ni3Al was revealed by X-ray diffraction. The ab initio calculations, performed with the projector augmented wave method correctly reproduce the experimental results and enable discussion on the structural and electronic properties of the polycrystalline alloys. The experimental and theoretical investigations showed that hafnium additions prefer aluminum sites in Ni3Al

  7. Fabrication of Nb3Al superconducting bulks by mechanical alloying method

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    Qi, Ming; Pan, Xi Feng; Zhang, Ping Xiang; Cui, Li Jun; Li, Cheng Shan; Yan, Guo; Chen, Yong Liang; Zhao, Yong

    2014-06-01

    Since it can directly prepare the Nb-Al supersaturated solid solution, mechanical alloying is thought as a promising method to make high-performance Nb3Al superconductors at a low temperature annealing condition, without the complicated rapid heating, quenching and transformation (RHQT) process. In this paper, we investigate the effects of milling time, the content of Al and annealing temperature on phase formation and superconducting properties of mechanical alloying Nb3Al bulks in detail. The study results show that Nb-Al supersaturated solid solution could be obtained by high energy ball milling, as long as the Nb-Al blended powder is ball milled for 1 h, even the amorphous phase appears with the ball milling time prolonging to 10 h, the Nb-Al intermetalics do not come out either. Amorphous phase is hardly beneficial to synthesizing the Nb3Al phase, instead, it will make the products impurity. By optimizing the milling time, elements composition and annealing temperature , pure Nb3Al phase is obtained and the highest onset superconducting transition temperature (Tc-onset) reaches 15.8 K and the critical current density (Jc) 106 A/cm2 at 8 K without outer field. This paper also discusses the main reasons that affect the superconducting properties of mechanical alloying Nb3Al superconductor.

  8. Vickers hardness, indentation creep and corrosion behaviour of Al-5Ti-1B alloy with copper content

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    Said Gouda, El; Nassar, Amira

    2014-11-01

    The effects of 1, 3 and 5 wt.% Cu additions on structure, Vickers hardness, indentation creep and corrosion behaviour of Al-5Ti-1B ternary alloy were studied and analyzed. The Al-5Ti-1B alloy exhibited a mixture of Al3Ti and TiB2 intermetallic compounds (IMCs), and Al solid solution. Additions of 1 and 3 wt.% Cu showed the same phases, indicating a complete solubility of Cu atoms in Al matrix. In addition, the Al-5Ti-1B-5Cu alloy exhibited a precipitation of CuAl2 IMC. Furthermore, additions of Cu decreased the particle size of Al matrix. This structural behaviour increased rapidly the Vickers hardness number (HV) from 643 to 1395 MPa, increased the indentation creep resistance and improved corrosion behaviour of the Al-5Ti-1B alloy. Cu is anti-corrosion phase when completely dissolved or precipitated as IMC in Al matrix.

  9. Hafnium influence on the microstructure of FeCrAl alloys

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    Geanta, V.; Voiculescu, I.; Stanciu, E.-M.

    2016-06-01

    Due to their special properties at high temperatures, FeCrAl alloys micro-alloyed with Zr can be regarded as potential materials for use at nuclear power plants, generation 4R. These materials are resistant to oxidation at high temperatures, to corrosion, erosion and to the penetrating radiations in liquid metal environments. Also, these are able to form continuously, by the self-generation process of an oxide coating with high adhesive strength. The protective oxide layers must be textured and regenerable, with a good mechanical strength, so that crack and peeling can not appear. To improve the mechanical and chemical characteristics of the oxide layer, we introduced limited quantities of Zr, Ti, Y, Hf, Ce in the range of 1-3%wt in the FeCrAl alloy. These elements, with very high affinity to the oxygen, are capable to stabilize the alumina structure and to improve the oxide adherence to the metallic substrate. FeCrAl alloys microalloyed with Hf were prepared using VAR (Vacuum Arc Remelting) unit, under high argon purity atmosphere. Three different experimental alloys have been prepared using the same metallic matrix of Fe-14Cr-5Al, by adding of 0.5%wt Hf, 1.0%wt Hf and respectively 1.5%wt Hf. The microhardness values for the experimental alloys have been in the range 154 ... 157 HV0.2. EDAX analyses have been performed to determine chemical composition on the oxide layer and in the bulk of sample and SEM analyze has been done to determine the microstructural features. The results have shown the capacity of FeCrAl alloy to form oxide layers, with different texture and rich in elements such as Al and Hf.

  10. Microstructure and mechanical behaviour of Ti-6Al-7Nb alloy produced by selective laser melting

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    Selective laser melting (SLM) is an advanced manufacturing technology providing alternative method of producing complex components directly from 3D computer models. The purpose of this work is to determine the influence of the SLM manufacturing strategy on mechanical properties and microstructure of the as-built Ti-Al-Nb alloy. Specimens of Ti-6Al-7Nb were produced in three versions of the specimen axis orientation with respect to its build direction. Mechanical characteristics of the alloy were determined by tensile and compression testing, as well as hardness measurements. Microstructures were characterised utilising optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis. It was found that the as-built Ti-6Al-7Nb alloy has microstructure of α' martensite hardened by dispersive precipitates of the second phase, which results in higher tensile and compressive strengths, but lower ductility in comparison to those of an alloy manufactured by conventional methods. The layered microstructure of the material gives it a significant anisotropy of Young's modulus, moderate anisotropy of mechanical properties, but strong anisotropy of sensitivity to the build porosity. The paper develops understanding of the relationships between the strategy of layered manufacturing of the Ti-6Al-7Nb alloy and its microstructural and mechanical characteristics. This is important for future applications of the SLM technology for producing Ti-6Al-7Nb parts, e.g. the custom medical implants. - Research Highlights: → The as-built SLM Ti-6Al-7Nb alloy has a layered microstructure of α' martensite. → Size and orientation of the α' plates are determined by the SLM building strategy. → The layered microstructure gives the alloy an anisotropy of Young's modulus. → The building strategy influences anisotropy of material sensitivity to the built porosity.

  11. Construction and evaluation of multi-component Zn-Al based bearing alloys (Zn-Al-Si, Zn-Al-Cu)

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    Zn-Al based alloys, with excellent mechanical properties, are finding increasing applications in various industries, especially bearing and bushing fields. Observed dimensional instabilities, in their multicomponent systems, (e. g. Zn-Al-Si and, Zn-Al Si-Cu), is believed to be as the result of some kinds of phase transformation, due to the temperature variations, while in service. Profound understanding of the phase transformations due to the temperature variation, requires detailed evaluations of the isothermal sections of the multi-components phase diagrams of Zn-Al-Si and, Zn-Al-Si-Cu alloy systems. In the present article, the isothermal sections of the aforementioned ternary and quaternary systems in the solid state regions have been investigated and observed phase transitions have been critically evaluated

  12. Effect of Al alloys on selective laser melting behaviour and microstructure of in situ formed particle reinforced composites

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    Highlights: ► Effect of Al alloy was examined on SLM facilitated in situ interaction with Fe2O3. ► The Al alloy influenced the SLM consolidation performance and the formed phases. ► In situ Al (alloy) composites were reinforced by ultrafine/nanoscale particles. ► The Al alloy affected the appearance of reinforced matrix. ► Enhanced solid solubility of matrix contributed to hardening. - Abstract: This work investigates the effects of various Al alloys (including Al, AlMg1SiCu, and AlSi10Mg), mixed with 15 wt% Fe2O3, on the selective laser melting (SLM) facilitated in situ reaction and formation of Al metal matrix composite (MMC) components. The results contribute to the development of medium/high strength Al composite parts which can be produced as complex net-shape products via the SLM process. Visual observation and computed tomography (CT) scanning reveal the best SLM consolidation performance and the lowest porosity for AlSi10Mg. SLM facilitated in situ reaction and subsequent rapid solidification introduce very fine particles (down to ∼50–100 nm), reinforcing the microstructure of all Al (alloy) composites. The particles are Al–Fe intermetallics, Al oxides such as α–Al2O3, plus Si crystals (alone or in combination) depending on the alloy composition. Ultrafine/nanoscale dendritic feature appears in the reinforced matrix of AlSi10Mg/15 wt%Fe2O3, in contrast with featureless matrix of Al/15 wt%Fe2O3. The in situ particle reinforced Al (alloy) composites are significantly harder than corresponding conventionally manufactured (e.g. casting) Al alloys without Fe2O3, due to superior microstructural characteristics such as featureless or very fine dendritic matrix, ultrafine/nanoscale particles, and also enhanced solid solubility of the SLM products.

  13. The relationship between viscosity and glass forming ability of Al-(Ni)-Yb alloy systems

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    2010-01-01

    The dynamic viscosity of Al-Yb and Al-Ni-Yb superheated melts was measured using a torsional oscillation viscometer. The results show that the temperature dependence of viscosity fits the Arrhenius law well and the fitting factors are calculated. The amorphous ribbons of these alloys were produced by the melt spinning technique and the thermal properties were characterized by using a differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). E (the activation energy for viscous flow), which reflects the change rate of viscosity, has a good negative relation with the GFA in both Al-Yb and Al-Ni-Yb systems. However, there is no direct relation between liquidus viscosity (ηL) and GFA. The superheated fragility M can predict GFA in Al-Yb or Al-Ni-Yb alloy system.

  14. Braze Welding TIG of Titanium and Aluminium Alloy Type Al – Mg

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the course and the results of technological tests related to TIG-based arc braze welding of titanium and AW-5754 (AlMg3 aluminium alloy. The tests involved the use of an aluminium filler metal (Al99.5 and two filler metals based on Al-Si alloys (AlSi5 and AlSi12. Braze welded joints underwent tensile tests, metallographic examinations using a light microscope as well as structural examinations involving the use of a scanning electron microscope and an X-ray energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS. The highest strength and quality of welds was obtained when the Al99.5 filler metal was used in a braze welding process. The tests enabled the development of the most convenient braze welding conditions and parameters.

  15. Microstructure of AlSi17Cu5 alloy after overheating over liquidus temperature

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    J. Piątkowski

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents microstructure tests of alloy AlSi17Cu5. In order to disintegrate the primary grain of silicon the so-called time-temperature transformation TTT was applied which was based on overheating the liquid alloy way over the temperature Tliq., soaking in it for 30 minutes and casting it to a casting mould. It was found that such process causes the achievement of fine-crystalline structure and primary silicon crystals take up the form of pentahedra or frustums of pyramids. With the use of X-ray microanalysis and X-ray diffraction analysis the presence of intermetallic phases Al2Cu, Al4Cu9 which are the ingredients of eutectics α - AlCu - β and phase Al9Fe2Si which is a part of eutectic α - AlFeSi - β was confirmed.

  16. Reduction of nitric oxide with carbon monoxide on the Al-Mo(110) surface alloy

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    Grigorkina, G. S.; Tvauri, I. V.; Kaloeva, A. G.; Burdzieva, O. G.; Sekiba, D.; Ogura, S.; Fukutani, K.; Magkoev, T. T.

    2016-05-01

    Coadsorption and reaction of carbon monoxide (CO) and nitric oxide (NO) on Al-Mo(110) surface alloy have been studied by means of Auger electron, reflection-absorption infrared and temperature programmed desorption spectroscopies (AES, RAIRS, TPD), low energy electron diffraction (LEED) and work function measurements. The Al-Mo(110) surface alloy was obtained by thermal annealing at 800 K of aluminum film deposited on Mo(110) held at room temperature. Upon annealing Al penetrates the surface, most likely forming stoichiometric hexagonal surface monolayer of the compound Al2Mo. The NO and CO adsorb molecularly on this alloy surface at 200 K, unlike totally dissociative adsorption on bare Mo(110) and Al(111) film. Adsorption of CO on NO precovered Al-Mo(110) substrate dramatically affects the state of NO molecules, most probably displacing them to higher-coordinated sites with their simultaneous tilting to the surface plane. Heating to about room temperature (320 K) causes reduction of nitric oxide with carbon monoxide, yielding CO2, and substrate nitridation. This behavior can be associated with the surface reconstruction providing additional Al/Mo interface reaction sites and change of the d-band upon alloying.

  17. Structural evolutions of the mechanically alloyed Al70Cu20Fe10 powders

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    Musa Göğebakan; Bariş Avar

    2011-10-01

    Elemental mixtures of Al, Cu, Fe powders with the nominal composition of Al70Cu20Fe10 were mechanically alloyed in a planetary ball mill for 80 h. Subsequent annealing of the as-milled powders were performed at 600–800°C temperature range for 4 h. Structural characteristics of the mechanically alloyed Al70Cu20Fe10 powders with the milling time and the heat treatment were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) and differential thermal analysis (DTA). Mechanical alloying of the Al70Cu20Fe10 did not result in the formation of icosahedral quasicrystalline phase (i-phase) and a long time milling resulted in the formation of -Al(Cu,Fe) solid solution phase (-phase). The i-phase was observed only for short-time milled powders after heat treatment above 600°C. The -phase was one of the major phases in the Al70Cu20Fe10 alloy. The w-Al7Cu2Fe1 phase (w-phase) was obtained only after heat treatment of the short-time milled and unmilled samples. The present investigation indicated that a suitable technique to obtain a large amount of quasicrystalline powders is to use a combination of short-time milling and subsequent annealing.

  18. New Powder Metallurgical Approach to Achieve High Fatigue Strength in Ti-6Al-4V Alloy

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    Cao, Fei; Ravi Chandran, K. S.; Kumar, Pankaj; Sun, Pei; Zak Fang, Z.; Koopman, Mark

    2016-05-01

    Recently, manufacturing of titanium by sintering and dehydrogenation of hydride powders has generated a great deal of interest. An overarching concern regarding powder metallurgy (PM) titanium is that critical mechanical properties, especially the high-cycle fatigue strength, are lower than those of wrought titanium alloys. It is demonstrated here that PM Ti-6Al-4V alloy with mechanical properties comparable (in fatigue strength) and exceeding (in tensile properties) those of wrought Ti-6Al-4V can be produced from titanium hydride powder, through the hydrogen sintering and phase transformation process. Tensile and fatigue behavior, as well as fatigue fracture mechanisms, have been investigated under three processing conditions. It is shown that a reduction in the size of extreme-sized pores by changing the hydride particle size distribution can lead to improved fatigue strength. Further densification by pneumatic isostatic forging leads to a fatigue strength of ~550 MPa, comparable to the best of PM Ti-6Al-4V alloys prepared by other methods and approaching the fatigue strengths of wrought Ti-6Al-4V alloys. The microstructural factors that limit fatigue strength in PM titanium have been investigated, and pathways to achieve greater fatigue strengths in PM Ti-6Al-4V alloys have been identified.

  19. Extrusion textures in Al, 6061 alloy and 6061/SiCp nanocomposites

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    The 6061 alloy matrix composites reinforced with 10 wt.% and 15 wt.% of SiC nanoparticles with an average diameter of ∼ 500 nm were hot extruded in strip shape from ball milled powders. The microstructures and textures of the hot extruded nanocomposites have been investigated by means of three dimensional orientation distribution functions and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) techniques. Pure Al and 6061 alloy extruded strips from atomised powders have been produced for comparison purposes. The results show that the non-deformable SiC particulates have a strong influence on the formation of extrusion textures in the matrix. Pure Al and 6061 alloy develop a typical β fibre texture after extrusion in strip shape. For 6061/SiCp nanocomposites, the intensities of major texture components decrease with increasing amount of SiC particles. The total intensities of Brass, Dillamore and S components have decreased by 19% for 6061/10 wt.% SiCp and 40% for 6061/15 wt.% SiCp composites when compared with the 6061 alloy. EBSD analysis on local grain orientations shows limited Al grain rotations in SiC rich zones and decreased texture intensities. - Highlights: • The effect of nano-SiCp to the extrusion texture of Al alloy matrix was analysed. • The Intensity of major texture components decreases with increasing amount of SiCp. • Deformation zones with limited Al grain rotations formed in SiCp rich zones

  20. Effect of homogenization treatment on microstructure and properties of Al-Mg-Mn-Sc-Zr alloy

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    NIE Bo; YIN Zhi-min; ZHU Da-peng; PENG Yong-yi; JIANG Feng; HUANG Ji-wu

    2007-01-01

    The effect of homogenization on the hardness, tensile properties, electrical conductivity and microstructure of as-cast Al-6Mg-0.4Mn-0.25Sc-0.12Zr alloy was studied. The results show that during homogenization as-cast studied alloy has obviously hardening effect that is similar to aging hardening behavior in traditional Al alloys. The precipitates are mainly Al3(Sc,Zr) and Al6Mn.When homogenization temperature increases the hardness peak value is declined and the time corresponding to hardness peak value is shortened. The electrical conductivity of the alloy monotonously increases with increasing homogenization temperature and time.The decomposition of the supersaturated solid solution containing Sc and Zr which is formed during direct chilling casting and the precipitation of Al3(Sc, Zr) cause hardness increasing. The depletion of the matrix solid solubility decreases the ability of electron scattering in the alloy, resulting in the electrical conductivity increased. Tensile property result at hot rolling state shows that the optimal homogenization treatment processing is holding at 300-350 ℃ for 6-8 h.

  1. Fatigue and wear evaluation of Ti-Al-Nb alloys for biomedical applications

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    Boehlert, C.J. [Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824 (United States)], E-mail: boehlert@egr.msu.edu; Cowen, C.J.; Quast, J.P. [Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824 (United States); Akahori, T.; Niinomi, M. [Materials Development Division, Biomaterials Science, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University (Japan)

    2008-04-01

    In this work the fatigue and wear behavior of Ti-15Al-33Nb(at.%) and Ti-21Al-29Nb(at.%) was evaluated and compared to that for other titanium-based biomedical implant alloys, in particular Ti-6Al-4V(wt.%). Fatigue stress versus life curves were obtained for tests performed at room temperature in air at a stress ratio of R = 0.1 for maximum stresses between 75%-90% of the ultimate tensile strength. The results indicated that the fatigue strength and lives of the as-processed alloys are comparable to that for Ti-6Al-4V(wt.%). Heat treatment significantly increased the orthorhombic-phase volume fractions in the alloys and resulted in reduced fatigue strength. The wear resistance for the alloys was significantly greater than that for Ti-6Al-4V(wt.%). Based on the current results, it is proposed that titanium-aluminum-niobium alloys will be of considerable future interest for biomedical applications.

  2. Enhanced cyclic deformation responses of ultrafine-grained Cu and nanocrystalline Cu–Al alloys

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    Cyclic deformation responses of ultrafine-grained (UFG) Cu and nanocrystalline (NC) Cu–Al alloys produced by equal channel angular pressing were investigated systematically by applying low-cycle fatigue (LCF) and high-cycle fatigue (HCF) tests. Based on the dependence of the fatigue life (Nf) on the total strain amplitude (Δεt/2) and stress amplitude (Δσ/2) in comparison with that of UFG Cu, the LCF life and HCF strength, especially fatigue endurance limits, of NC Cu–Al alloys, were enhanced strikingly at the same time as their stacking fault energies (SFE) decreased. These upgraded fatigue performances with lowering of the SFE in NC Cu–Al alloys can be attributed not only to the simultaneous increase in their monotonic strength and ductility on the macroscale, but also to the crucially decreased cyclic softening behavior on the microscale. It was found that substantial grain growth and large-scale shear bands, both of which are essential ingredients, resulting in significant cyclic softening and then deterioration in the LCF life of UFG and NC materials, were reduced advantageously on decreasing the SFE in NC Cu–Al alloys. Moreover, the dominant fatigue damage micromechanism was also transformed inherently from extensive grain boundary (GB) migration in UFG Cu to other local GB activities such as atom shuffling or GB sliding/rotation in NC Cu–Al alloy with low SFE

  3. Microstructural characterization of dispersion-strengthened Cu-Ti-Al alloys obtained by reaction milling

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    The microstructure, electrical conductivity and hot softening resistance of two alloys (G-10 and H-20), projected to attain Cu-2.5 vol.% TiC-2.5 vol.% Al2O3 nominal composition, and prepared by reaction milling and hot extrusion, were studied. The alloys were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and several chemical analysis techniques. The first alloy, G-10, showed the formation of Al2O3 nanodispersoids and the presence of particles from non-reacted raw materials (graphite, Ti and Al). A second alloy, H-20, was prepared employing different fabrication conditions. This alloy exhibited a homogeneous distribution of Al2O3 and Ti-Al-Fe nanoparticles, with the microstructure being stable after annealing and hot compression tests. These nanoparticles acted as effective pinning sites for dislocation slip and grain growth. The room-temperature hardness of the H-20 consolidated material (330 HV) was approximately maintained after annealing for 1 h at 1173 K; the electrical conductivity was 60% IACS (International Annealing Copper Standard)

  4. Wrought processing of γ-TiAl alloys

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    2002-01-01

    The hot working behaviour of intermetallic titanium aluminide alloys was described. The microstructural evolution during hot working was systema tically studied on a series of binary and technical alloys with aluminium contents ranging between 45% and 54%(mole fraction). Process regimes in terms of temperature and strain rate were identified which allow large strain hot working to be carried out, either by forging or extrusion, with the production of sound forgings. Them ajor areas addressed in the paper are ingot structure and homogenization, factors determining hot working and recrystallization, ingot conversion , and secondary processing.

  5. Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Al-20 at. % Cu Powders Produced by Mechanical Alloying

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    Molka Ben Makhlouf

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Mechanical alloying is a powder processing technique used to process materials farther from equilibrium state. This technique is mainly used to process difficult-to-alloy materials in which the solid solubility is limited and to process materials where nonequilibrium phases cannot be produced at room temperature through conventional processing techniques. This work deals with the microstructural properties of the Al-20 at. % Cu alloy prepared by high-energy ball milling of elemental aluminum and copper powders. The ball milling of powders was carried out in a planetary mill in order to obtain a nanostructured Al-20 at. % Cu alloy. The obtained powders were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC and X-ray diffraction (XRD. The structural modifications at different stages of the ball milling are investigated with X-ray diffraction. Several microstructure parameters such as the crystallite sizes, microstrains and lattice parameters are determined.

  6. Processing and transformation of TiAl-base alloys: reactive sintering and classical arc melting

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    This work aims at optimizing processing and transformation of TiAl two-phased alloys using today's powder metallurgy development. It is completed by testing the mechanical behavior of the alloys elaborated at the lab. The first part deals with the different ways of producing these intermetallics: reactive sintering of elemental powders, sintering and extrusion of the pre-alloyed powder or classical arc melting of pure metal. The extrusion optimization of the sintered alloy and the rolling of the TiAl ingot is studied in the second part. The titanium aluminides microstructure is detailed after applying different thermomechanical and heat treatments. The last part of the study devoted to the mechanical properties is supplied by the different statistical analysis methods of the obtained data. (author)

  7. Grain refinement of Mg-Al magnesium alloys by carbon inoculation

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    WANG Zhao-hui; KANG Yong-lin; ZHAO Hong-jin; XU Yue

    2006-01-01

    C2Cl6 was used as grain refiner for AM60 magnesium alloys. The effects of grain refinement process on chemical composition, microstructure, impact energy, hardness and mechanical properties of magnesium alloys were investigated with XRF spectrometer, optical and electronic microscopes, pendulum impact tester, hardness tester and MTS material testing machine. The results show that C2Cl6 has good effects on microstructure and mechanical properties of AM60 magnesium alloys. The optimum usage of C2Cl6 in AM60 for getting the best properties is 1.0%. The results of electronic microscopic examination and theoretical analyses show that Al4C3 should be the potent heterogeneous nucleant for Mg-Al magnesium alloys.

  8. Evaluation of Cracking Causes of AlSi5Cu3 Alloy Castings

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    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Recently, the castings made from aluminum-silicon alloys by pressure die casting are increasingly used in the automotive industry. In practice, on these castings are high demands, mainly demands on quality of their structure, operating life and safety ensuring of their utilization. The AlSi5Cu3 alloy castings are widely used for production of car components. After the prescribed tests, the cracks and low mechanical properties have been identified for several castings of this alloy, which were produced by low pressure casting into a metal mould and subsequent they were heat treated. Therefore, analyses of the castings were realized to determine the causes of these defects. Evaluation of structure of the AlSi5Cu3 alloy and causes of failure were the subjects of investigation presented in this article.

  9. Retention and release of tritium in aluminum clad, Al-Li alloys

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    Tritium retention in and release from aluminum clad, aluminum-lithium alloys is modeled from experimental and operational data developed during the thirty plus years of tritium production at the Savannah River Site. The model assumes that tritium atoms, formed by the 6Li(n,α)3He reaction, are produced in solid solution in the Al-Li alloy. Because of the low solubility of hydrogen isotopes in aluminum alloys, the irradiated Al-Li rapidly becomes supersaturated in tritium. Newly produced tritium atoms are trapped by lithium atoms to form a lithium tritide. The effective tritium pressure required for trap or tritide stability is the equilibrium decomposition pressure of tritium over a lithium tritide-aluminum mixture. The temperature dependence of tritium release is determined by the permeability of the cladding to tritium and the local equilibrium at the trap sites. This model is used to calculate tritium release from aluminum clad, aluminum-lithium alloys. 9 refs., 3 figs

  10. Improvement of mechanical properties of AlSi7Mg alloy with fast cooling homogenous modifier

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    T. Lipiński

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available The results of modification of eutectic and hypoeutectic aluminum-silicon alloys by sodium, strontium, antimony and other additions in the metallurgic process have been already analyzed and described. Literature on the topic provides scant information on silumin modification with modifiers obtained from the treated alloy by fast coolingResults of studies on the modification of AlSi7Mg alloy with a homogenous modifier obtained by fast cooling of AlSi7Mg alloy at rate 300oC/s are presented in the paper. The effects of cooling rate and w/w concentration of the modifier in the melt on tensile strength, percentage elongation, Brinell hardness and abrasive wear are illustrated graphically.

  11. Effect of Micro Arc Oxidation Coatings on Corrosion Resistance of 6061-Al Alloy

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    Wasekar, Nitin P.; Jyothirmayi, A.; Rama Krishna, L.; Sundararajan, G.

    2008-10-01

    In the present study, the corrosion behavior of micro arc oxidation (MAO) coatings deposited at two current densities on 6061-Al alloy has been investigated. Corrosion in particular, simple immersion, and potentiodynamic polarization tests have been carried out in 3.5% NaCl in order to evaluate the corrosion resistance of MAO coatings. The long duration (up to 600 h) immersion tests of coated samples illustrated negligible change in weight as compared to uncoated alloy. The anodic polarization curves were found to exhibit substantially lower corrosion current and more positive corrosion potential for MAO-coated specimens as compared to the uncoated alloy. The electrochemical response was also compared with SS-316 and the hard anodized coatings. The results indicate that the overall corrosion resistance of the MAO coatings is significantly superior as compared to SS316 and comparable to hard anodized coating deposited on 6061 Al alloy.

  12. Texture development in Al-high Mg alloys during recrystallization and grain growth

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    Endou, S.; Inagaki, H. [Shonan Inst. of Tech., Fujisawashi (Japan)

    2001-07-01

    Al-high Mg alloys containing Mg more than 6% were cold rolled 95% and annealed at temperatures between 275 and 450 C. Textures developed in these alloys were investigated with the orientation distribution function analysis. It was found that the heating rate to the annealing temperature strongly influenced the annealing textures of these alloys. Annealing with the slow heating rate resulted in the development of {l_brace}100{r_brace} left angle 001 right angle, whereas annealing with the rapid heating rate enhanced the development of {l_brace}100{r_brace} left angle 013 right angle and {l_brace}103{r_brace} left angle 321 right angle. This is because the orientation distribution established at complete recrystallization had strong influences on the texture development during subsequent grain growth. Annealing textures in the Al-9% Mg alloy were always random, since its rolling textures were random (orig.)

  13. High Porosity Alumina as Matrix Material for Composites of Al-Mg Alloys

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    The sophisticated industry and technologies require higher and higher assumptions against mechanical strength and surface hardness of ceramic reinforced metal alloys and metal matrix composites. Applying the well-known alumina powders by dry pressing technology and some special pore-forming additives and sintering technology the authors have successfully developed a new, high porosity alumina matrix material for composites of advenced Al-Mg alloys. The developed new matrix material have higher than 30% porosity, with homogenous porous structure and pore sizes from few nano up to 2–3 mm depending on the alloys containments. Thanks to the used materials and the sintering conditions the authors could decrease the wetting angles less than 90° between the high porosity alumina matrix and the Al-Mg alloys. Applied analytical methods in this research were laser granulometry, scanning electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction. Digital image analysis was applied to microscopy results, to enhance the results of transformation

  14. ELECTROCHEMICAL IMPEDANCE SPECTROSCOPY DURING CORROSION PROCESS OF 8090 Al-Li ALLOY IN EXCO SOLUTION

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    J.F. Li; Z.Q. Zheng; C.Y. Tan; S.C. Li; Z. Zhang; J.Q. Zhang

    2004-01-01

    The corrosion behavior and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy ( EIS) features of 8090 Al-Li alloys in EXCO solution were investigated, and the EIS was simulated using an equivalent circuit. At the beginning of immersion in EXCO solution, the EIS is comprised by a depressed capacitive arc at high-mediate frequency and an inductive arc at low frequency, and the inductive component decreases and disappears with immersion time. Once exfoliation or severe pitting corrosion is produced, two capacitivearcs appear in the EIS. These two capacitive arcs are originated from the two parts of the corroded alloy surface, the original flat alloy surface and the new inter-face exposed to the aggressive EXCO solution due to the exfoliation or pitting corrosion.Some corrosion development features of 8090 Al-Li alloys in EXCO solution can be obtained through simulated EIS information.

  15. Directional solidification of Zn-Al-Cu eutectic alloy by the vertical Bridgman method

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    Büyük U.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, the effect of growth rate and temperature gradient on microstructure and mechanical properties of Zn-7wt.%Al-4wt.%Cu eutectic alloy has been investigated. Alloys prepared under steady-state conditions by vacuumed hot filing furnace. Then, the alloys were directionally solidified upward with different growth rates (V=11.62-230.77 mm/s at a constant temperature gradient (G=7.17 K/mm and with different temperature gradients (G=7.17-11.04 K/mm at a constant growth rate (V=11.62 mm/s by a Bridgman furnace. The microstructures were observed to be lamellae of Zn, Al and broken lamellae CuZn4 phases from quenched samples. The values of eutectic spacing, microhardness and ultimate tensile strength of alloys were measured. The dependency of the microstructure and mechanical properties on growth rate and temperature gradient were investigated using regression analysis.

  16. Nanocrystallization of Coarse Primary Phases in Al- and Mg-Based Alloys Induced by HCPEB Treatment

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    Gao Bo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports on a phenomenon associated with high-current pulsed electron beam (HCPEB treatment: surface nanocrystallization of coarse primary phase in hypereutectic Al17.5Si and quasicrystal alloys after multiple pulses of HCPEB irradiation. The HCPEB treatment induces superfast heating and diffusion of alloying elements and heterogeneous nucleation in a melting solution, followed by rapid solidification and cooling of the material surfaces. Consequently, nanostructured surface layers can be achieved easily. Nano-Si phase and nano-quasicrystal phase formation on the modified surface layer of hypereutectic Al17.5Si alloy and quasicrystal alloy (Mg37Zn60Y3 show a potential for surface nanocrystallization of materials with enhanced properties by HCPEB treatment.

  17. Functions and mechanism of modification elements in eutectic solidification of Al-Si alloys: A brief review

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    Zu Fangqiu

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Being used more and more widely in engineering, Al-Si alloys comprise about 80% of all kinds of aluminum alloys, which are the most widely utilized nonferrous alloys. Although most Al-Si alloys consist of multiple components, the eutectics in the structure accounts for 50%-90% of the sum volume of such alloys. Therefore, understanding the modification mechanism and function rules of the Al-Si eutectic solidification is the technical key in controlling the structures and properties of such casting alloys. The present paper chiefly reviews recent investigation developments and important conclusions along the lines of the functions of modification elements and their modification mechanism in the eutectic solidification of Al-Si alloys.

  18. Microstructure and mechanical properties of AC AlSi9CuX alloys

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: In order to gain a better understanding of how to control the as-cast microstructure, it is important to understand the evaluation of microstructure during solidification and understanding how influence the changes of chemical concentration on this microstructure and mechanical properties. In this research, the effect of Cu content on the microstructure and mechanical properties of AC AlSi9CuX series alloys has been investigated.Design/methodology/approach: The experimental alloy used in this investigation were prepared at the University of Windsor (Canada in the Light Metals Casting Laboratory, by mixing the AC AlSi5Cu1(Mg commercial alloys and two master alloys AlSi49 and AlCu55, in a 10 kg capacity ceramic crucible. Optical microscope, transition electron microscope and scanning electron microscope were used to characterize the microstructure and intermetallic phases. Secondary dendrite arm spacing measurements were carried out using an Leica Q-WinTM image analyzer. Compression tests were conducted at room temperature using a Zwick universal testing machine. Rockwell F–scale hardness tests were conducted at room temperature using a Zwick HR hardness testing machine. Vickers microhardness tests were conducted using a DUH 202 microhardness testing machine.Findings: It was found that the increase of Cu content to 2 wt% leads to change of the Al+Si eutectic morphology, resulting in a grate increase in the ultimate tensile strength and ductility values compared to the alloys include 1 and 4 wt % of Cu. Based on the X–ray phase analysis was found, that change of Cu content don’t influences on the phases composition of investigated alloy.Practical implications: The aim of this work is describe in detail the solidification process in a number of AC AlSi9CuX foundry alloys. In investigated alloys there were identified five phases, which can suggest together witch thermal analysis, that in these alloys occur four solidification reactions

  19. On characterization of deformation microstructure in Boron modified Ti-6Al-4V alloy

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    Addition of boron in small quantities to various titanium alloys have shown significant improvement in mechanical behavior of materials. In the present study, electron back-scatter diffraction (EBSD) techniques have been applied to investigate the deformation microstructure evolution in boron modified two-phase titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V. The alloy was hot compressed at 750 deg. C up to 50% height reduction at two different strain rates (10-3 s-1 and 1 s-1). The EBSD analyses indicated significant differences in deformed microstructure of the base alloy and the alloy containing boron. A strong subgrain formation tendency was observed along with inhomogeneous distribution of dislocations inside large α colonies of Ti64. In contrast, α colonies were relatively strain free for Ti64 + B, with more uniform dislocation density distribution. The observed difference is attributed to microstructural modifications viz. grain size refinement and presence of TiB particles at grain boundary produced due to boron addition.

  20. High-strength and high-RRR Al-Ni alloy for aluminum-stabilized superconductor

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    Wada, K; Sakamoto, H; Yamamoto, A; Makida, Y

    2000-01-01

    The precipitation type aluminum alloys have excellent performance as the increasing rate in electric resistivity with additives in the precipitation state is considerably low, compared to that of the aluminum alloy with additives in the solid-solution state. It is possible to enhance the mechanical strength without remarkable degradation in residual resistivity ratio (RRR) by increasing content of selected additive elements. Nickel is the suitable additive element because it has very low solubility in aluminum and low increasing rate in electric resistivity, and furthermore, nickel and aluminum form intermetallic compounds which effectively resist the motion of dislocations. First, Al-0.1wt%Ni alloy was developed for the ATLAS thin superconducting solenoid. This alloy achieved high yield strength of 79 MPa (R.T.) and 117 MPa (4.2 K) with high RRR of 490 after cold working of 21% in area reduction. These highly balanced properties could not be achieved with previously developed solid-solution aluminum alloys. ...

  1. Improvement of warm formability of Al-Mg sheet alloys containing coarse second-phase particles

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    Arne; K; DAHLE; Amit; K; GHOSH

    2009-01-01

    Several alloying elements involving Zr, Cu, Zn and Sc were added to Al-Mg sheet alloys in order to obtain an excellent combination of high strength and good high-temperature formability. Microstruc-tural examination showed that coarse intermetallic particles were formed in the microstructure and their amounts changed with variations of the alloying elements. During warm rolling of thermome-chanical treatments prior to warm deformation, the coarse particles initiated cracks, decreasing the warm formability. For healing the crack damage and further improving the warm formability, a process of hot isothermal press was developed and optimized to the sheet alloys. With this process, the biaxial stretch formability at 350℃ was improved by 22% for an aluminum alloy containing a large amount of coarse particles.

  2. The microstructure evolution of an Al-Mg-Si-Mn-Cu-Ce alloy during homogenization

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    The microstructure evolution in an Al-Mg-Si-Mn-Cu-Ce alloy during homogenization was investigated by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy techniques in this paper. The purpose is to study the transformation of coarse intermetallic phases and the precipitation process of dispersoids. The results show that the phase constituents in the as-cast microstructure are Al(MnFe)3Si2, AlCuMgSi, AlCuSiCe, and ternary eutectic α-Al + AlCuMgSi +Si. After homogenization (3 h at 470 deg. C), the low melting point phase (AlCuMgSi) and ternary eutectic phase (α-Al + AlCuMgSi + Si) were almost completely dissolved. The obvious dissolution of the Al(MnFe)3Si2 phase started at 570 deg. C. Long-time heat treatment impels Mn to substitute for Fe in this phase. Because of the low solid solubility of Ce in Al-matrix, enrichment of the Ce was observed in the resulting AlCuSiCe particles after homogenization. Otherwise many dispersoid particles containing Mn precipitated during homogenization. The uniformity of dispersoid distribution is mostly dependent on the diffusion rate of Si through Al-matrix. A lot of Q phases were also discovered in this alloy after furnace cooling due to the effect of Cu on the precipitation process.

  3. Grain growth in Al alloy conductors as a result of rapid annealing

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    Towner, Janet M.; van de Ven, Evert P.; Hopkins, Craig G.

    1984-01-01

    Aluminum and aluminum alloy thin films were rapidly annealed using high intensity visible light. Under suitable conditions, substantial grain growth was achieved in the Al-Cu and Al-Si-Cu conductors and this grain growth had a beneficial effect on electromigration. Unfortunately, this growth did not occur uniformily across the wafer. A second phenomenon, which resulted from thermal cycling, was the solid phase reduction of SiO2 by the overlying Al film.

  4. Bonding in MgSi and AlMgSi Compounds Relevant to AlMgSi Alloys

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    Froseth, A. G.; Derlet, P. M.; Andersen, S.J.; Marioara, C. D.; Holmestad, R.

    2003-01-01

    The bonding and stability of MgSi and AlMgSi compounds relevant to AlMgSi alloys is investigated with the use of (L)APW+(lo) DFT calculations. We show that the $\\beta$ and $\\beta''$ phases found in the precipitation sequence are characterised by the presence of covalent bonds between Si-Si nearest neighbour pairs and covalent/ionic bonds between Mg-Si nearest neighbour pairs. We then investigate the stability of two recently discovered precipitate phases, U1 and U2, both containing Al in addi...

  5. EFFECTS OF INCLUSIONS ON AN Al-Cu 4-Mg1.5 ALLOY

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    Sacit DÜNDAR

    2002-01-01

    Filtering through refractory material is accepted as an efficient method for the removal of inclusions from the structure of aluminum-base alloys. The effects of inclusions are examined in relation to the anisotropy of the wrought aluminum alloy, Al – Cu 4 – Mg 1.5. The experimental variables selected were the filtration technique, casting methods, variations in heat treatments as well as variations in rolling reductions. Reduction in the solid particle inclusion content could be achieved by...

  6. Processing-microstructure-property relationships for cold spray powder deposition of Al-Cu alloys

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    Leazer, Jeremy D.

    2015-01-01

    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited This thesis presents research on the cold gas-dynamic spray process applied to the deposition of aluminum-copper alloy coatings. Cold spray deposition is a process utilized to create corrosion protection coatings and to perform additive repair for aluminum structures. This thesis utilized a series of Al-Cu binary alloy powders, from 2–5 weight percent copper and characterized their chemistry and microstructure. The powders were deposit...

  7. Derivative thermo analysis of the Al-Si cast alloy with addition of rare earths metals

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    M. Krupiński

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the dependence between chemical composition, structure and cooling rate of Al–Si aluminium cast alloy was investigated. For studying of the structure changes the thermo-analysis was carried out, using the UMSA (Universal Metallurgical Simulator and Analyzer device. For structure investigation optical and electron scanning microscopy was used, phase and chemical composition of the Al cast alloy also using qualitative point-wise EDS microanalysis.

  8. Derivative thermo analysis of the Al-Si cast alloy with addition of rare earths metals

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    M. Krupiński; K. Labisz; L.A. Dobrzański; Z. Rdzawski

    2010-01-01

    In this paper the dependence between chemical composition, structure and cooling rate of Al–Si aluminium cast alloy was investigated. For studying of the structure changes the thermo-analysis was carried out, using the UMSA (Universal Metallurgical Simulator and Analyzer) device. For structure investigation optical and electron scanning microscopy was used, phase and chemical composition of the Al cast alloy also using qualitative point-wise EDS microanalysis.

  9. Structure and Properties Investigation of MCMgAl12Zn1 Magnesium Alloy

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    L.A. Dobrzański; M. Król

    2013-01-01

    This work presents an influence of cooling rate on crystallization process, structure and mechanical properties of MCMgAl12Zn1 castmagnesium alloy. The experiments were performed using the novel Universal Metallurgical Simulator and Analyzer Platform. Theapparatus enabled recording the temperature during refrigerate magnesium alloy with three different cooling rates, i.e. 0.6, 1.2 and 2.4C/s and calculate a first derivative. Based on first derivative results, nucleation temperature, beginnin...

  10. Thermal and structure analysis of the MA MgAl6Zn3 magnesium alloy

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    L.A. Dobrzański; M. Król

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: This work presents effect of cooling rate structural properties and thermal characteristic results of MA MgAl6Zn3 cast alloy.Design/methodology/approach: The experiments were performed using the novel Universal Metallurgical Simulator and Analyzer Platform. Material used in this experiment is experimental magnesium alloy made as-cast.Findings: The research show that the thermal analysis carried out on UMSA Technology Platform is an efficient tool for collect and calculate thermal par...

  11. Influence of Fe2O3 on alloying and magnetic properties of Fe–Al

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    Jirásková, Yvonna; Buršík, Jiří; Zitovski, O.; Cuda, J.

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 186, AUG (2014), s. 73-78. ISSN 0921-5107 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP108/11/1350; GA MŠk 7AMB12SK009 Institutional support: RVO:68081723 Keywords : Fe–Al alloy * Mechanical alloying * Microstructure * Intergrain interaction * magnetic properties Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism; BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism (UFM-A) Impact factor: 2.169, year: 2014

  12. Effect of scandium and zirconium additions on the corrosion properties of Al-Mg alloys

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    Effect of scandium and zirconium additions and also models of annealing and induced heating on corrosion cracking resistance, stratifying intercrystalline and general corrosion by loss of mass is studied and electrochemical characteristics of semifinished products from Al-Mg-alloys are determined. New regime of stabilizing providing for manufacture of semifinished products with improved level of corrosion is developed. It is shown that electrochemical factor plays an important role in the mechanism of corrosion cracking of the alloys under consideration

  13. Estimation of Al, Hf, Ta in 247Cm-alloy by ICP-AES

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    The present paper discusses a new method developed for analysis of Al, Hf and Ta in Nickel based 247Cm super alloy by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer (ICP-AES). The procedure employs the dissolution of alloy in a mixture of Sulphuric acid, Nitric acid and Hf and subsequent analysis by sequential ICP-AES (Model JY Ultima 2C HR, France). A Relative Standard Deviation of less than ± 5% has been achieved for all the elements. (author)

  14. Improvement of high temperature oxidation resistance of γTiAl alloys by slurry coatings

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    Musallam, Nicolás Fashho

    2014-01-01

    This research document aims to deepen the understanding of slurry coatings as an effective barrier against the oxidation of promising Titanium-aluminide intermetallic alloys. For that purpose, the research is carried out with a Titanium- Aluminum alloy substrate {(Ti 45Al 2Nb 2Mn + 0.8%vol TiB2){ which was manufactured by means of two different techniques: Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) and Centrifugal Casting (CC). Additionally, two different slurry coatings have been applied...

  15. Thermal mechanic processing effects on the microstructural evolution of Al-Li alloys

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    The investigation of the effects of different thermomechanical treatments on the microstructure of alloys 8090 and 8091 (Al-Li-Cu-MgZr) is the aim of the present work. In this context, the intervention of static recrystallization during solution treatment after hot working is the determining factor on the final microstructure of products in form of plates. The results could reveal that the rolling temperature is a very important variable if microstructural control is to be achieved in these alloys. (author)

  16. In Situ Assessment of Lattice in an Al-Li Alloy

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    Beaudoin, A. J.; Obstalecki, M.; Tayon, W.; Hernquist, M.; Mudrock, R.; Kenesei, P.; Lienert, U.

    2013-01-01

    The lattice strains of individual grains are measured in an Al-Li alloy, AA 2195, using high-energy X-ray diffraction at a synchrotron source. The diffraction of individual grains in this highly textured production alloy was isolated through use of a depth-defining aperture. It is shown that hydrostatic stress, and in turn the stress triaxiality, can vary significantly from grain to grain.

  17. Electrical resistivity of nanocrystals in Fe-Al-Ga-P-B-Si-Cu alloy

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    In new supercooled Fe74Al4Ga2P11B4Si4Cu1 alloy the 10 nm size α-Fe(Si) nanocrystals are precipitated. Thermal stability is analyzed by the electron transport and magnetization measurements. Temperature variation of electrical resistivity of nanocrystals is determined and discussed for alloys with different initial crystalline fraction. Possible mechanism inhibiting the grain growth is presented

  18. Nanocrystallization of Coarse Primary Phases in Al- and Mg-Based Alloys Induced by HCPEB Treatment

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    Gao Bo; He Jidong; Tu Ganfeng; Hu Liang

    2013-01-01

    This paper reports on a phenomenon associated with high-current pulsed electron beam (HCPEB) treatment: surface nanocrystallization of coarse primary phase in hypereutectic Al17.5Si and quasicrystal alloys after multiple pulses of HCPEB irradiation. The HCPEB treatment induces superfast heating and diffusion of alloying elements and heterogeneous nucleation in a melting solution, followed by rapid solidification and cooling of the material surfaces. Consequently, nanostructured surface layers...

  19. Spray cast Al-Si base alloys for stiffness and fatigue strength requirements

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    Courbiere, M.; Mocellin, A.

    1993-01-01

    Hypereutectic AlSiFe spray-cast alloys exhibit properties similar to those of metal-matrix composite (MMC's) : high Young's modulus and a low coefficient of thermal expansion. These physical properties can be adjusted by changing the Si content of the alloy. The refinement of the microstructure is produced by formation of a large amount of nuclei in the spray. Consolidation done by extrusion (bars, tubes or profiles) and/or forging leads to high mechanical properties, especially very good dyn...

  20. The fabricability and corrosion resistance of several Al-Cu-Li aerospace alloys

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    Walsh, D.W. [California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo, CA (United States); Danford, M. [NASA MSFC, Huntsville, AL (United States); Sanders, J. [IITRI, Huntsville, AL (United States)

    1996-12-31

    Al-Li-Cu alloys are attractive to the aerospace industry. The high specific strength and stiffness of these alloys will improve lift efficiency, fuel economy, performance and increase payload capabilities. The objectives of this study were to measure the fabricability of Al 2195 (Al-4Cu-1Li) and to assess the effect of welding on corrosion behavior. Al 2219 samples were used in parallel tests to provide a baseline for the data generated. In this study samples were exposed to 3.5% NaCl and mild corrosive water solutions in both the as received and as welded conditions. Fabricability was assessed using Gleeble testing, Varestraint testing and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Results indicate that Alloy 2195 is much more susceptible to hot cracking than Al 2219, and that cracking sensitivity is a strong function of chemical composition within specification ranges for Al 2195. Furthermore, for base metal samples, corrosion in mild corrosive water was more severe than corrosion in salt water. In addition, welding increases the corrosion rate in Al 2195 and 2219, and causes severe localization in Al 2195. Furthermore, autogenously welded Al 2195 samples were more susceptible to attack than heterogeneously welded Al 2195 samples and autogenously welded Al2219 samples were less susceptible to corrosion than autogenously welded Al 2195 samples. Heterogeneously welded samples in both materials had high corrosion rates, but only the Al 2195 material was subject to localization of attack. The partially melted zones of Al 2195 samples were subject to severe, focused attack. In all cases, interdendritic constituents in welded areas and intergranular constituents in base material were cathodic to the Al rich matrix materials. Fabricability and corrosion resistance were correlated to material microstructure using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, electron probe microanalysis, polarization resistance and environmental scanning electron microscopy.